Healthy Generations Project
The Healthy Generations team are delighted to announce that we have been given the 'Highly Commended' award in the 'Digital Champion in the Community' category of the Wavemaker and Digihealthwell Digital Champion awards.
This category highlighted how the team have helped individuals to use digital technology with their own health and wellbeing. Healthy Generations have supported older people in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffs to use digital technology for self-care and management of pre-existing health and wellbeing conditions. Along with Tech Buddy Volunteers, they have also supported older people to become more confident in using previously unfamiliar digital devices and apps.
For Healthy Generations, being a Digital Champion means encouraging and inspiring older people to try new digital technologies to help them live a healthy and happy life,
“you have given us confidence to use new skills, download and use apps enabling me to exercise and be involved. We used this newly found confidence to access online Church services ”.
Since March 2020, Healthy Generations embraced the opportunity to do more ‘digitally’ to help combat the increased feelings of isolation and loneliness issues that their target group faced. They quickly re-designed their Digital Health and Wellbeing sessions over the video platform ‘Zoom’ and have continued to offer older people opportunities to learn new digital skills and try new online health and wellbeing activities. Supporting older people to be more confident in using digital technology through a challenging time has really helped clients to connect with their friends and loved ones. This has been especially important for Healthy Generations.
Being recognised and Highly Commended means recognition for the work Healthy Generations and their dedicated Tech Buddy volunteers have been undertaking prior and throughout the pandemic. In a world that has been socially distanced, Healthy Generations have helped older people to stay digitally connected to each other and their community. It would also mean recognition for their amazing beneficiaries who have helped to shape Healthy Generations around their digital needs.
Read more about the Champions HERE
To view the ceremony click HERE
For further information about volunteering with the Healthy Generations Team please email: Healthy.Generations@bjf.org.uk or call 07930 321841