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 Caerphilly project works in close partnership with Communities 2.0 and focuses on digital inclusion for older people and people with disabilities.
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.
Free IT classes help jobseekers get online in RCT.
Tablet classes improve Brendas confidence in Dunbar.
Get IT Together sessions help learners to create podcasts.
Citizens Online on Video
After having IT lessions, Rod is confident using his tablet, and is able to use the internet to explore his hobbies and interests.
Since 2011,Citizens Online, BT Nominet Trust and local partners have partnered to run Get IT Together, a three year programme of 15 projects across the UK delivering digital skills and inclusion in the heart of local communities. From January 2015, Get IT Together will be moving into the next exciting phase, with local partners […]
Find out what the Get IT Together Projects have been doing to help people gain digital skills across the UK. View the report here: Get IT Together November
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