Disruption in the Volunteer Sector

It’s been several years in the making and the time has now come. Volunteer support services as we know them will change from 1 July 2021 with state and territory peak bodies for volunteering taking on the responsibility for distributing Federal funding under new guidelines.  With the transition period being condensed…

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New COVID Info Line for CALD Seniors

A new COVID support line has been launched to help older Australians receive vital updates about the pandemic and aged care information in their first language. The line offers support in Greek, Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese and Italian in an attempt to resolve confusion for these communities. The past year…

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Let’s Talk About Digital Phobia

Last week, while holidaying in Charlotte Pass, I was amused by the conversations happening around me at the breakfast table. The women sitting either side of me were discussing their accomplishments and habits in regard to using technology. “Have you tried checking your calendar on your phone whilst talking to…

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The Digital Divide Between Charities

“Soon the digital divide will not be between the haves and have nots, it will be between the know-hows and the non-know-hows.” – Howard Rheingold In the past year, COVID-19 has impacted the way many charities have run, particularly in building their digital capacity. Australian charities continue to struggle in…

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Learners & QR Codes

Here at Leep we've been preoccupied with QR Codes and, as it turns out, so have our Learners. Our awesome Customer Support Officer, Naomi, had a chat with a Leep Learner, Geoff Thompson, about his experiences learning how to use QR Codes during his face-to-face sessions with Tech Mate, Phil (pictured above).…

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Providing a Better Life Through Technology

Here at Leep we are huge proponents of technology making our lives better. Whether that's from learning how to use QR Codes, making technology part of your wellness plan or, as we learned from the residents at Feros Care's Wommin Bay and Byron Bay, keeping your mind active and improving your memory…

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Tech Mate Spotlight: Nikita Dmitrienko

At Leep we are especially proud of the contributions our volunteer Tech Mates make in helping us close the digital divide. Our Tech Mates assist Learners throughout New South Wales to learn vital digital skills and to embrace technology as a part of everyday life. Here we highlight the incredible…

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Leep How-To: QR Codes & Service NSW

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, QR Codes have become a part of everyday life but they're still a source of confusion and stress especially with ever-changing rules and regulations. We're here to help. Keep reading for a handy how-to on QR codes and the Service NSW App. Step One: Download…

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Mandatory Customer Check in For NSW Venues

To assist in keeping our communities COVID-Safe the New South Wales Government has implemented mandatory customer check-ins for NSW venues. Customers must now check-in using a QR Code either using their own device or one the business they are visiting provides. Here at Leep we understand that any change like…

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