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CESSA Housing Association Ltd put SimplyUnite Gem into five more homes

Five more schemes have had SimplyUnite Gem installed after the successes at Trafalgar Quarters, Greenwich Court and Greenwich Place. We look forward to supporting them as they introduce the wonders of the internet to their service users.

SimplyUnite version 3.5 launched

September sees the launch of SimplyUnite's Gem version 3 with all new personal webpage and sustainability features.

99 years old and bridging the digital divide - with style!

With an iPad in the church and Muriel sat in front of a SimplyUnite screen and using Skype she felt 'transported' to the wonderful occasion and probably had the best seat in the church too. Read more...

We are now on G-Cloud!

SimplyUnite Gem can now be bought through G-Cloud Cloud Store. For easy purchasing by local authorities and central government SimplyUnite Gem can be found, bought and supported all through this simple facility. Come and see us here...

SimplyUnite Connect now fully integrated into Allpay

Connect is now fully integrated into Allpay so you can take payments from your tenants directly through your app on their mobile phone. Payments use your existing PRN numbers so nothing changes other than giving your tenants an even easier way to pay.

SimplyUnite version 3 launched

September sees the launch of SimplyUnite's Gem version 3 with all new life story and sustainability features.

Spring online week 2013 awards

On Tuesday 11 June 2013, broadcaster and journalist Joan Bakewell presented awards to six local organisations that helped older people and others to get online as part of Spring Online 2013. more...

Digital Unite Spring Online Week 2013

Digital Unite Spring Online Week 22-26 April 2013SimplyUnite is always keen to shout about the work Digital Unite delivers especially during their Spring Online Week.
Spring Online 2013 is Digital Unite's award winning campaign which helps thousands of people learn about and use computers, the internet and other modern technology. more...

SimplyUnite launches 'Connect' mobile phone app

SimplyUnite have launched Connect, a mobile phone app for iPhone and Android phones which helps social landlord and their tenants to stay connected and communicate more efficiently.

104 year old uses SimplyUnite to Skype her nephew on the other side of the world

104 year old Sarah Elgie spent half an hour speaking to her nephew Raymond and his family, who live in Australia, on Skype. Full story...

Age UK's planning guide for event holders highlights SimplyUnite

Age UK highlight SimplyUnite as a great way to engage older residents at events like Itea and Biscuits. Find out more...

SimplyUnite in the winning line up at Nominet Awards

See how we did in Nominets' Award for Most Innovative Internet Business.

Nominet Internet Awards reveal the best of the UK's online initiatives

Nominet has announced the winners of the 2012 Nominet Internet Awards, which includes a series of Internet safety sketches from the CBBC Horrible Histories team, a website educating youngsters about AIDs and HIV, and a free online service that helps those below the poverty line gain easier access to benefits.

New IT equipment installed at St Cecilia's is dramatically improving the way they stay in touch.

Edmond sad: 'The equipment is a very valuable addition to St Cecilia's and the residents are getting a great deal from it.' ...more

Devon Lodge doing a great job...

With the help of Simply Unite we have set up our own dedicated Skype and IT area in our Home where residents can contact friends and family using our Simply Unite Gem - large touch screen computer, which is especially produced to meet the needs of the elderly. ...more

Great to see Oakridge Care Group make SimplyUnite part of their quality care

Take a look at their wonderful approach to care demonstrated by Oakridge Care. ...see the video

Our MD Toby Hart enjoyed meeting delegates at his talk at thr Great British Care Show in York

It was a lovely day in York for the Great British Care Show where it was a real joy meeting care workers and home owners whilst delivering a talk on improving residents lives with the help of the internet. Well done everyone in arranging another great show.

Watford House - Residents Email and Skype system

Great work being done at Watford House Care Home with SimplyUnite being used to enhance the lives of their residents. ...more

Over 10,000 residents have internet access thanks to SimplyUnite...

Welcome to Glenhurst Manor care home who are now online with SimplyUnite Gem. As of 15th March 2012 SimplyUnite Gem is in over 350 care homes giving more than 10,000 residents access to the internet, email messaging and video calling. If you have friends and family at these homes contact us and we'll help you get in touch families@simplyunite.com.

Torkington House bringing the internet to everyone

'I bet there aren't many Great Grandmas of nearly 93 who correspond through a computer' ...more

The SimplyUnite mobile phone app is launched

To help bring families together SimplyUnite have launched a mobile phone app for the iPhone and Android phones. Families can link to their loved ones in care homes and send messages and photos directly from their phone.

Hallgarth Care Home make the news

'I'm really looking forward to seeing my great-granddaughter. It's the first time I've had a great-grandchild. It sounds super.' The new touch screen was installed by SimplyUnite, a company that aims to get the elderly online. See the whole story

Aberdeen House Care Home gets technology boost for residents

'We have one 101-year-old lady who can't wait to get on Skype.'
The new computers will also help the care home, which has been under new ownership for the last six months, to reach Care Quality Commission standards. See the whole story

SimplyUnite in partnership with Race Online 2012

See how we are working as a partners to Race Online 2012 to help residents of care homes get online ...more

'You're Never Too Old To Learn Something New' Say Care Home Residents

'Had I realised it was this simple, I'd have done it years ago!' enthused a care home resident in Lancashire. Her care home is one of 300 who have installed Gem, an easy-to-use computer developed by SimplyUnite. The touchscreen system combines email, Skype, web browsing and interactive games through a simple interface with the aim of encouraging digital inclusion amongst older people and those living with disabilities. See the whole story

OAPs go surfing at a care home

Dinsdale Lodge residents can catch up with friends and family at any time of the day or night thanks to the use of new specialist computers. See the whole story

Bloomin' eckers. This is totally MINT!

We get great feedback all the time but none so eloquent as this from Laura Blake, Care Assistant at Elsinor Residential Home! Keep up the good work guys...

See our very own Toby Hart commenting in Care Talk

Care Talk are highlighting the benefits the internet can bring to your residents. To see us on page 5 click here

SimplyUnite supported ageUK's itea and biscuits week

SimplyUnite users discovered the benefits of digital technology during the itea and biscuits week in September. Learning about computers, the Internet, mobile phones, digital cameras and more. ...more

Norfolk's 7th Annual Care Conference: The Future Marketplace

SimplyUnite were glad to be able to contribute to this wonderful event which explored the future demands that delivering personalised care means for Norfolk. Our MD Toby Hart delivered a seminar on using Technology to deliver excellence in care to 250 service providers, service users and commissioners.

Hazel sparkles at Great British Care Awards!

The SimplyUnite team would like to congratulate Hazel Carelton for reaching the finals of the Great British Care Awards - East Midlands. Hazel, Care Home Manager for Holmleigh in Navenby, was shortlisted for the Care Innovator Award for her introduction of SimplyUnite Gem computers for residents and staff at the home. Thanks to her enthusiasm and encouragement, residents are enjoying browsing the wonders of the web and emailing and Skyping loved ones as far as South Africa, Australia and South America! Well done Hazel!

Come and see us in Brighton...

The Hilton Brighton Metropole hosted the Care Roadshow on Wednesday 23rd November. The roadshows are your chance to meet with SimplyUnite and other leading suppliers from across the care sector and we were very happy to deliver a seminars on 'Technology and Delivering Excellence in Care'. Find out more

SimplyUnite and BBC support CSV 'Make a Difference Day'

CSV Make a Difference Day, the UK's biggest day of volunteering, takes place on 29 October 2011. This year the campaign will highlight how volunteers can tackle loneliness and isolation in communities across the country. Get involved by volunteering your time and you can help make the UK a happier and less lonely place! ...more

SimplyUnite delivered best practice seminar at London Care Show

SimplyUnites' MD Toby Hart delivered a seminar at the London Care Show about using technology to help care providers deliver excellent care. London Care Show

SimplyUnite supports Grey Pride

Grey Pride has achieved cross-party political backing and is supported by an array of organisations working for older people, as well as celebrities of all ages. ...more

Pensioners learn the benefits of being web wise

Residents at Torkington House care home in Creswick Road, Acton, checked out holiday destinations on Google Earth, used YouTube to track down their favourite songs and made calls with Skype, delighting one novice who was able to chat to loved ones in Canada on SimplyUnite. ...more

A big welcome to Hamed our new 'Learning for the 4th Age' volunteer!

He will be working with residents at Croft Acres on the SimplyUnite system, introducing them to email, Skype and the wonders of the web! Learning for the 4th Age are an organisation who aim to provide educational and learning services to older people living in residential care. They will hopefully be working with more of our homes around the Sheffield, Leeds and Leicester areas in the coming months.

Good Practice Example 03 - Introducing ICT into a residential setting

Hardwick House is a residential Home situated in the south east of England. Prior to receiving a Get Connected grant the home's only use of ICT was one word processing desktop computer in the manager's office, with no internet access. SimplyUnite solved this ...more

Caring Katie's pat on the back for fun at home

A CARE HOME worker picked up an award for Activities Organiser of the Year just 18 months after she started the job with no experience at all ... Katie helped to set up the SimplyUnite project to help residents at the home use Skype and email to keep in contact with loved ones overseas. ...more

Residents at Broadoaks, Rochford, enjoy learning new skills

Many of the Residents like to send emails, look at places of interest, watched missed episodes on YouTube, look at shopping online and just generally use the Internet for things they would find useful. ...more

Residents at a nursing home in Over Wyre are using today's state-of-the art modern technology

Using the Simply Unite computer system - and the help of local school children - people living at Pilling Care Home are able to keep in touch with family who live far away and can bring back memories of their younger years thanks to the magic of YouTube. Funding from the Get Connected grant has meant the home is the first in Over Wyre to benefit from the new hi-tech system, helping dementia patients in their later years. ...more

SimplyUnite - proud to be partners of Race Online 2012

We are delighted to be partners of Race Online 2012, the campaign to get the 9 million digitally excluded people in Britain online by 2012. Race Online 2012 is lead by Martha Lane Fox, here Martha explains the aims and ambitions of the campaign.

Silver surfing the Wellburn way

Karl Beckett, Managing Director of Wellburn Care Homes, said: 'Age should be no barrier to anything and we want our residents to be able to access activities that can provide stimulation and ultimately improve their quality of life.' See how Simplyunite is used to improve their residents quality of life. ...more

The proprietors are pleased to announce the co-operation and assistance of the SimplyUnite team

The proprietors are pleased to announce the co-operation and assistance of the SimplyUnite team in bringing internet access to the residents at Bethel-Bethesda. ...more

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CESSA Housing Association Ltd put SimplyUnite Gem into five more homes

Five more schemes have had SimplyUnite Gem installed after the successes at Trafalgar Quarters, Gree... more...

SimplyUnite version 3.5 launched

September sees the launch of SimplyUnite's Gem version 3 with all new personal webpage and sustainab... more...

99 years old and bridging the digital divide - with style!

With an iPad in the church and Muriel sat in front of a SimplyUnite screen and using Skype she felt ... more...

104 year old uses SimplyUnite to Skype her nephew on the other side of the world

104 year old Sarah Elgie spent half an hour speaking to her nephew Raymond and his family, who live ... more...

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