8 December 2021
Cambridge Online is incredibly sad to report that our lovely Digital Inclusion Development Worker, Hugh, passed away far too young, after a short and very aggressive attack of cancer on Monday 6th December. Our CEO has written a short tribute to him here and we’ve opened up a virtual book of remembrance for people to share their comments shortly. Those we’ve already received from emails and messages, we have been putting up on our Twitter feed on @CambridgeOnline
26 October 2021
We’re recruiting! We’re on the look out for a great part-time team member to help with digital inclusion outreach at community venues around Cambridge, deliver training and more. You can see details and apply at Indeed or email us your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with a personal statement.
24 September 2021
We are delighted to announce that we are down to the final 10 grassroots organisations for a national prize recognising our contribution to narrowing the digital divide during lockdown. At the time of shortlisting, so far we have helped around 700 households get or stay online, 500 of them with a digital device (or more than one for some families) and/or data. The award now goes to a public vote to narrow the shortlist down to 3 finalists and the winner will be announced in November at the Shard. We need people to vote for us and to get the word out – vote here https://digileaders100.com/craig-macdonald or you can use the shortlink bit.ly/VoteCOLC to give to other people. VOTING NOW CLOSED
12 July 2021
Trustees are very pleased to announce that James Lewis has been appointed CEO of Cambridge Online. James has worked in the charity and statutory sectors for around 22 years, including jobs in social services, probation, housing and education. He is a strong advocate and familiar voice in the Digital Inclusion arena.
Andrew Baird, Chair of Trustees, said: “We are delighted that James will be our new CEO. There was a very strong field of candidates for the job and it was a very tough process for the recruitment panel. We look forward to working with James as Cambridge Online develops and expands over the coming years.”
James Lewis said: “I am honoured and excited to be appointed CEO and guide Cambridge Online into a new phase. I am passionate about working to make people’s lives better, especially through Digital Inclusion which I see as a tool for greater equality and empowerment. Digital Inclusion is a continually evolving landscape and the pandemic has shown the importance of it. I am keen to ensure that Cambridge Online continues the great work it does to grow digital skills in the community, and look forward to working with its great team to do so.”
James officially starts his new role on 1st September when Andrew Entecott will be retiring, but you can already contact him here: email@example.com
Update – June 2021
We have started to re-open some one to one digital skills sessions for people who have no other internet access and who need urgent help to get online. These sessions are very limited, and by appointment only. We are currently taking bookings for Meadows Community Centre, Browns Field Community Centre, The Hub – Abbey. Contact details below.
Coronavirus Update – 24 March 2020 (updated 23 July 2020)
Following the latest advice from Government and NHS, all Cambridge Online face-to-face services are now closed. This includes activity at our main learning centre (Hester Adrian) and all outreach locations. We have done this very reluctantly, but feel we have no alternative given the latest advice and our duty of care to service users, volunteers, and staff.
For digital skills help and advice, new and existing customers can call us on 01223 300407 (please leave a message and we will call you back) or Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org – We have a team of Digital Champions ready to respond.