In Caerphilly we're helping older people and disabled people to improve their lives through the use of ICT and the Internet.
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.
"I didn’t think it would be easy but getting online has saved me time and money. I would say give it a go - it’s the best thing that I ever did!"
It was only after talking to a customer, who happened to be BT's Programme Director for Superfast Cornwall, Ranulf Scarbrough, that Frank thought again about getting up to speed with computers and the Internet.
The group encourage and support independent living and life skills for people with learning and physical disabilities
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Citizens Online bring Get IT Together to the intergenerational club at Lewis Boys School in Caerphilly
Citizens Online are running a 2 year longitudinal study across our projects. We survey learners at entry and exit on our courses then at 3,6, 12 and 24 months after training. We analyse the reasons they attend the course, their access to computers and the Internet and any barriers they face. We also look at their confidence before and after training and some of the benefits they gain from the Internet.
A big welcome to Brigitte Vallance has joined our Highlands Team and will be working in Nairn. She has already launched herself into the project by introducing herself to local partners in-cluding Highlands Employ-ability – Nairn and the local volunteer agency. To read the report, please click here.
We were contacted via one of our close partners, Berneslai Homes, to see if we could provide some basic Internet support to a small group of crafters that meet weekly in Barnsley to chat and make craft products.