The LiveNet project will provide a range of learning opportunities in Northern Ireland. The LiveNet project will enable children and adults with a learning disability and their carers to use information and communications technology (ICT) to improve their health and wellbeing, gain access to information, connect with their community and help achieve their full potential.
What do we mean by ICT?
By ICT we mean a wide range of digital devices and software, such as:
- computers and the internet
- mobile phones
- games consoles
- iPods and mp3 players
- digital cameras
- digital video recording equipment.
Who will benefit from this project?
The people who will benefit from this project are the members of Northern Ireland's learning disability community. The learning disability community consists of:
- children and young people with a learning disability
- adults with a learning disability
- family members who care for people with a learning disability
- volunteers working with people with a learning disability
- staff providing support to people with a learning disability.
Why are we running this project?
By developing their ICT skills, providing information on health and wellbeing, and developing networks of support, LiveNet will help people with a learning disability and carers to harness the huge potential of ICT to improve their lives and access the information and support they need. It will build a confident, cohesive and outward looking community by developing an infrastructure of web-based and community support.
To find out more about the LiveNet project and how you can get involved, visit the LiveNet website.
Please contact us for further information:
Tracy Mearns - Project Coordinator
Telephone: 028 9069 0185
LiveNet is a joint initiative between Mencap, Citizens Online, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and the BCS - IT Can Help programme and is funded with a grant from the Big Lottery Fund's Live and Learn programme. Find out more on the Citizens Online, IT Can Help and BCS websites.