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Digital Inclusion | Connect with Ease

Throughout 2023 and into the spring of 2024, we have been offering digital inclusion classes and drop in sessions supported by St Monica Trust.


Example resources for workshop facilitators or carers can be viewed below (two on 1 page pdf designed for printing).

Lesson 1 Tackling terminology: Connect with Ease example card 1

Lesson 2 Sending emails to friends and family: Connect with Ease example card 2

Lesson 3 Security online: Connect with Ease example card 3

Lesson 4 Getting to know apps: Connect with Ease example card 4

Lesson 5 Social Media basics: Connect with Ease prompt card example 5

Lesson 6 Symbols large print: Connect with Ease basic symbol visual aid card


Please contact us if you’d like more information on how to support others to get more confident online.


Community Cupboard launch

In spring 2024 we’re launching an expansion of our BS3 Food Club offer, by opening two Community Cupboards in Ashton Vale (March) and Philip St Chapel (May). This service will run alongside our Food Club which currently supports 65-70 people a week. We’ll be offering dry goods such as pasta, rice and canned goods for a small weekly fee. This service is open to anyone who is currently struggling to access and/or afford their needed food items. We’re supported by local volunteers and our food partners. If you’d like to access the service or learn more, please contact or call reception on 0117 9231039.



The notice boards of the BS3 area

In February 2024, urban planning students from the university of the west of England supported us to map notice boards from around the area. They also created a document of images (BS3 Community Noticeboards) so they could log who they thought owned or maintained the notice boards. Why did we ask them to do this? This is part of one of our ongoing projects to map, document and longer term, support, the way local people access information offline. This is especially important for those who struggle accessing digital information.



Exploring how to support our local community as they age 

Through our long standing Monday Club, we’ve already learned about the value of providing local, low cost meals and activities for anyone who feels isolated. In 2023, we took part in research research by University of Bristol to reimagine day care and thinking differently about growing older as a community. Watch the video here for more information. In the the winter of 2023, we ran a short fundraising campaign to support the ongoing funding of our vibrant and vital Monday Club.





Your Voice, Your Community

In the summer of 2023, we released a survey to find out how connected local people felt to their community. In total, 353 people completed it (thank you!), which informed how we designed and delivered our events for the rest of the year. We understand that the language, format and chosen words won’t speak to everyone and capture everyone’s experience. However, each year we aim to build on this survey, using community feedback to ensure we’re reaching as many voices as possible.

For the results Survey results from summer 2023 (opens as a pdf file).

We’ll be releasing our survey again for summer 2024, if you’d like to get involved in helping us deliver it, please email reception at or call 0117 9231039.