• Joe Legate

#12 | Results from 9th February

Here are the results from yesterday’s Mobilise Moments poll.

Zooming forward with our digital skills!

Yesterday we asked: Since the pandemic started, have your digital skills improved?

Graph showing the results to the question Since the pandemic started have your digital skills improved? 50% said yes and only 2% said no

Back in March 2020, when the first lockdown was imposed, everyone had to adapt immediately. Face-to-face support meetings stopped, remote working became the norm for 1000s of businesses overnight and demand for supermarket deliveries doubled. Restaurants pivoted to take-away and meal kits, and we settled in to zoom quizzes with our family.

With such a huge change in the way we conduct our life, there is an inevitable shift in our understanding of technology and digital skills. Video calls are no longer the preserve of the boardroom, and our entertainment has largely been delivered digitally too.

50% of us said that they felt their digital skills had improved over this period and 48% said they remained the same - this will to some degree reflect the makeup of our community, but the very small number of us who said that there skills have worsened is encouraging and perhaps indicates that fewer people are getting left behind in the digital divide than you might imagine.

To support the digital skills of carers - we created a guide to digital skills for carers, from basics through to setting up a smart home there is something for everyone.

Get support in your caring role, contact your local carer centre. Find out who is closest using this nifty tool from the Carers Trust.

If you were forwarded this page and you look after someone, you might like to contribute to a better understanding of unpaid carers. Sign-up for free to take part in Mobilise Moments today.