Finalist category: IT Volunteer of the Year Award
Jane Styles and Ole Constantine have been volunteering with Wales & West Housing for over two years, helping older and vulnerable people get online.
Despite both suffering ill health, Jane and Ole travel miles every week to teach the older and disabled residents of Nant Y Mor extra care scheme in Prestatyn, Denbighshire to learn how to get online and enjoy all the benefits that it brings, in terms of digital, financial and social inclusion. Learners receive 1:2:1 teaching and support in getting online, including how to organise holidays, shop online, use Skype and Facebook to keep in touch with family and friends, and watch videos on YouTube.
In addition to their time spent at the scheme, Jane posts comments, games and suggestions on the Nant Y Mor Buddies Facebook page to encourage her students to chat and interact, and Ole teaches a Digi group at the Sydney Hall Court retirement scheme in Connah’s Quay, North Wales.
Visit the Wales & West Housing website to find out more about their work.