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”.
The Gwynedd project is helping older people and people with disabilities gain basic IT skills using the Welsh language where possible.
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.
Rod learns how to get online and use his new tablet.
Project Coordinator, Brigitte helps her mum to get online.
Get IT Together team identifies some key IT skills to spark Gary’s interest and help him when he returns to work
Citizens Online on Video
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In Northern Ireland, BT and Citizens Online are working together to deliver the Get IT Together Programme, a community based approach to digital inclusion, which helps people in rural areas benefit from taking their first steps online. Get IT Together – Northern Ireland Project Coordinator, Anita Kelly approached Betty McNerlin, Director of Ceres House about […]
Find out what the Get IT Together Projects have been doing to help people gain digital skills across the UK. Here is our Get IT Together August 2014