Superhighways has been awarded six month's funding from the Good Things Foundation to pilot a Kingston Digital Health Hub to provide:
- One to one digital skills training for 30 residents to help them access health information and/or use health apps to better self-manage their health.
- Signposting to digital health resources, directories and services for practice staff and volunteers
- Training 6 volunteers as Kingston Digi Health Buddies – to provide support during the project’s lifetime and beyond.
Referral Routes to Training
We can train up up to 30 residents on this project. So if you work or volunteer in any of the following places you can refer someone to project
- GP surgeries
- Connected Kingston Champions
- Voluntary and Community Groups
- Community Connectors and new NHS link worker social prescribing serviced
- Healthy Living Pharmacies
We can also take referrals from local residents who want to refer themselves or a friend/family member. The quickest way to refer someone to us, is to click on the image below and click the' make a connection' button. Alternatively you can call Superhighways on 020 8255 8040.
Managing Your Health Online
Our project aims to help residents improve their health and wellbeing online by offering one to one digital skills training sessions. Each patient is likely to have differing requirement,s as well as levels of skills. We are a flexible and friendly team lead by an experience trainer and trained digital champions.
We offer up to 3 sessions training covering any of the following activites/skills:
- set up and use email
- sign up to view medical records
- book, reschedule and manage appointments
- use e-prescriptions
- research treatments and management of health conditions online using the NHS website
- find local social activities to improve health and wellbeing
- use apps to manage a range of things from high blood pressure, low mood, losing weight, getting fit, giving birth......
Philippa Leary, our experience qualified trainer will be running the one-to-one training sessions, supported by trained digital champions.
There are 2 versions of the poster with information about the basic digital skills training we can offer in the one to one sessions.
Background to the Project
In the UK, 11.9 million people don’t have the essential digital skills needed to manage most aspects of living in a digital world. And of that number 5.3 million people have never been online. Typical reasons people give for being offline are:
"It's not for me.... I lack support....It's too complicated...It's too expensive".
And the irony is that being online can save money, offer practical as well as emotional support. It connects you to experts and sources of trustworthy information - not to mention long lost friends and fun places to visit.
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