iConnect – Stay connected!

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You probably find that in the current situation people are becoming more physically distant from each other. However this doesn’t mean that you need to be socially isolated.

We can help you staying connected to us, your family, friends and other community groups via phone, video chat or online.

Your support worker can help you setting up social connections through the following channels:

To support you getting started, we now have multiple How-To-Guides available. These guides explain step by step how you can set up the different virtual channels in order to stay connected with the people you care about.

Find our guide about Digital Safety HERE

You can continue to follow us for updates etc. on our normal Facebook Page. But to make things a bit more intimate and stay connected we would like to invite you to join our Interchange social iConnect – Facebook community group.

This social group is for our customers and staff to connect and communicate in a safe and friendly online environment. People can share thoughts, pictures, interests and more.

To join the group follow this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/interchangesocialgroup/ , answer a couple of questions, agree to the rules of the group, an Administrator will approve you shortly after and the fun can begin.

WhatsApp is a cross-messaging platform that allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media.

Whats App would be good for:

  • One on one catch-ups via voice or video calls.
  • Larger group chats to share text and voice messages, photos, videos and more.
  • If you are already using Whats App privately this might be great to keep in touch with others.

Find our How-To-Guide on Whats App HERE

Zoom is a video communications platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, online meetings and webinars. Zoom offers free video conferencing for up to 100 participants, with a 40-minute time limit.

Zoom would be good for:

  • One on one catch-ups via voice or video calls and online chatting.
  • Group meetings via video calls and online chatting.

Find our How-To-Guide on Zoom HERE

Skype is a telecommunications application that provides video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, and smartwatches over the Internet. Skype also provides instant messaging services. Users can send texts, video, audio and images.

Would be good for:

  • One on one catch-ups via voice or video calls.
  • Larger group video chats.
  • If you are already familiar with Skype this might be your preferred channel.

Find our How-To-Guide on Skype HERE

Google Hangouts is a free communication software designed by Google to let you connect with one or more people for text and video chat. If you have signed in your Google account, Hangouts allows making video calls with up to 10 people or one-on-one.

Google Hangouts would be good for:

  • One on one catch-ups via voice, video calls or messaging.
  • Larger group chats via voice, video calls or messaging.
  • If you already have a google account like Gmail it will be fairly easy to set this up.

Find our How-To-Guide on Google Hangouts HERE

All of the above communication platforms are similar so it’s really a matter of what suits you, and the person or persons you want to connect with, best. Have a read through our guides, talk to your support worker and find out together what kind of connections would work best for everyone. Stay CONNECTED!

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