Living Connected is a network of drop-in centres across the Illawarra-Shoalhaven where elders can learn the benefits of using digital technology.

Project location: Illawarra & Shoalhaven, NSW

Living Connected is being funded to scale a pilot service of providing digital literacy home visits to people aged over 50 in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region of NSW who are unable to travel to existing Network Partner locations, aiming to improve well-being and decrease social isolation. Home visits will be provided for free under the Be Connected project, with the new service evaluated through a partnership with the University of Wollongong. Through the project, it will be tested if digital inclusion is an important factor in improving well-being across three ASCOT domains of Occupation, Control and Social Participation. Through the delivery of this project, 500 learners will be supported who will register on the Be Connected Learning Portal.