Citizens Online calls for digital skills shake-up
In a white paper jointly published today with channel shift experts, Trapeze Transformation, they say that current initiatives are unlikely to substantially reduce the Digital Divide and that a new “Systemic” approach is needed.
The research suggests that statutory bodies in local communities, including the local council, Job Centre Plus and Housing Associations, will only succeed in tacking digital exclusion if they collaborate with voluntary sector organisations to build an evidenced based “digital ecosystem”.
Our Plymouth project supports the use of technology by harder to reach and disadvantaged groups, especially those facing worklessness.
About Citizens Online
Citizens Online is a national charity that was set up to tackle the issues of digital exclusion, to make sure that the Internet is available to everybody and to help individuals and communities understand and gain the benefits of being online.
We work in a number of ways, offering a powerful approach to digital inclusion that can be both sustainable and scalable.
The Get IT Together programme promotes digital inclusion amongst disadvantaged communities across the UK. The approach involves a 3-year community development process, managed by a full time project coordinator.
Whether you are helping others become digitally included or you need a little more support yourself, check out the resources on the Get IT Together website.
Alternatively, select the button below to find out more about a project near you.
We have a number of Case Studies from the current Get IT Together programme.
Digital champion workshop at Bristol Debt Advice Centre.
Classes help Brenda to send her first email.
Partnership working in Orkney helps tenant Jim Reid to get online
Citizens Online on Video
Our Digital Zone - Inner Moray Firth helps staff from JobCentre Plus - Inverness to get online.
Hotspots is a monthly publication keeping you up-to-date with all of the news from our Highlands projects. Please click here to view the report:HotSpots February 2015 newsletter
BT and Barclays have teamed up to provide free wi-fi and hands on digital support at libraries and community centres in deprived areas across England. The innovative community programme will see wi-fi provided to 57 libraries and 13 community centres across the country. A further 10 sites, including a care home, a charity home and […]
Hotspots is a monthly publication keeping you up-to-date with all of the news from our Highlands projects. Please click here to view the report:HotSpots January 2015 newsletter