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David Wilcox

The #joinedupdigital project recruiting for later life digital co-design workshop led by @npcthinks

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The Joined Up Digital project that I wrote about earlier is starting its second phase development with an event in Birmingham on August 18. Details here:

This workshop will give you a chance to influence and shape our thinking as we work towards ambitious goals of helping older people get the greatest possible benefit through technology, helping them access and navigate a world of opportunities that can help them life the life they want to. We aim for the day to be both fun and useful for participants. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Places are limited, so please confirm your attendance by 8th August at the latest by email to shona.curvers@thinknpc.org

The JUD project, which I worked on until last month, was initially funded by the Centre for Ageing Better, and is now seeking further support from the Big Lottery Foundation and other funders. The event post explains the move to a more broadly-based network:

We are Joined Up Digital – a network of charities and social purpose organisations aiming to see more people enjoy the opportunities and benefits of digital technology. We have a common goal of improving later life, and our members include Centre for Ageing Better, New Philanthropy Capital, Reason Digital, Big Lottery Fund and the Age Action Alliance.

New Philanthropy Capital has been a key partner in first phase development of JUD, and it may complement their larger digital transformation programme focused on charities. Key people are on holiday at the moment, but I'll check in later on how things are going, and whether the Centre for Ageing Better will be actively involved. Either way, it's good to see continuing progress with a person-focused approach.