Digital Inclusion at Kintyre Link Club

Jodie McGeachy, Digital Ambassador, has been working with the Kintyre Link Club in Campbeltown to improve their digital skills. The link club is a safe space for people with lived experience of mental ill health to come together in mutual support. During Jodie’s first session with the group, they learned how to attach files to email, find friends on Facebook, and how to download WhatsApp.

“They are all trying to be healthier to help with their mental health so today we done a discussion on healthy eating, exercising and the benefits of it. I downloaded and printed off a lot of information for them on the topic and I then helped some of the members set up their new fitness watches to their phones and showed them how to trace their steps.”

“They really enjoyed and appreciated my time and would like me to be a regular at their group which will be every second Friday. They have asked if I can teach them how to use Tiktok and their Alexa for our next session.”

At Carr Gomm, we want to ensure everyone has the choice and opportunity to get online in a safe and meaningful way.  Through our Digital Inclusion Research Project, support practitioners like Jodie are upskilled to facilitate digital learning. They work alongside people we support and their wider teams to share their knowledge and promote digital inclusion.