Digital Inclusion Service
Digital Inclusion Service – Bridging the health inequality gap in Haringey
What is digital inclusion?
Digital Inclusion involves helping people access and use information and communication technologies. This new service has been set up to increase digital inclusion for patients attempting to access health services in Haringey.
Our Vision and Goals
Our main goals are:
- Help support those who are digitally excluded
- Educate and train patients on how to use devices and access the internet for various health solutions and more
- Reduce health inequality gaps in Haringey
When will the service launch and where will it be?
- Service launch: February 2024
- Operating hours: Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm
- The service will be borough wide and will operate from Haringey libraries and community centres, including:
- Hornsey Library
- Marcus Garvey Library
- Wood Green Library
- Northumberland Park Resource Centre
How will the service work?
A variety of different sessions have been created with the goal of helping patients develop the skills and knowledge needed to access healthcare online. These include:
- 1 on 1 Sessions – These sessions will help patients build basic digital skills. Patients will also be assisted in setting up ‘’Patient Access’’ and similar digital health solutions
- Group Sessions – We will work with small groups to teach how to use devices to reach health management apps like ‘’Patient Access’’
- Patient workshops – These will take place at community buildings like libraries, community centres and leisure parks. Providing patients with valuable information and education
There is also work going on behind the scenes to train local health and community staff in how to promote digital inclusion and support patients who are digitally excluded. This includes:
- Partnership working – With practices, community centres and Haringey Council
- Onward referrals – Referrals to services like council services, employment services, community services etc may be used where appropriate
- Staff workshops – Training both community based and GP based staff on digital exclusion
- Single Point of Access – The service will receive referrals from GP Practices, community centres, Haringey Council, social prescribers, hospitals and others
How can I refer to the service?
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