Bryan Rossi-Anderson, our Digital Brighton & Hove Project and Partnership Manager, presented alongside Dr Becky Faith at the ESRC Festival of Social Science on the Digital Brighton & Hove Employment Project: exploring connections and exclusion in employment and jobseeking. Continue Reading Exploring connections and exclusion in employment and jobseeking – webinar video
UPDATE 18th January 2021: This post discusses two surveys which have now closed (with 550 total responses) – but read on for more information on the research and for contact details if you would like to share your experiences. The Covid-19 pandemic has presented a huge variety of challenges. The restrictions and guidance introduced to… Continue Reading Help us research the impact of the pandemic on digital support for people aged 50-70
John, who lives in warden-managed accommodation in Hove, has discovered the joy of seeing his family via his new tablet device.
This is John’s story. Continue Reading John’s story
The Digital Brighton & Hove project is a cross-sector partnership which brings together over 300 organisations tackling digital exclusion across the city. Started in 2015 as a stand-alone piece of research on digital exclusion, this successful local partnership is now in its fourth phase of funding and delivery. The next phase of the project has… Continue Reading Digital Brighton & Hove: New Team | New Start | Same Ethos
Rich Denyer-Bewick, CO’s Managing Director, writes about moving on from the organisation after five dynamic years. Continue Reading Rich says Goodbye
The Digital Welcome pilot project worked with 26 small local businesses across the West Midlands, and delivered over 102 guided learning sessions. Continue Reading Digital Welcome wrap-up
Anna Dolphin started work as a Digital Champion with the Digital Brighton & Hove project in August. She reflects on her first weeks in the role… Continue Reading Introducing Anna
As witnessed during the Covid-19 pandemic, the power of communities and networks is in being able to draw on trusted relationships, both at individual and organisational levels, to tackle common challenges together. The foundations we’ve put in place in Brighton & Hove over the past few years, and the relationships and mutual trust we’ve built over this period, have been vital in enabling us to quickly react to the pandemic.
When we embarked on a new stage of the Digital Brighton & Hove project last summer, little did we know that we would end up recruiting a new local project team to help deliver tablets to vulnerable people, be providing remote digital skills support for people via Zoom and supporting a growing local network of local organisations needing to rapidly shift their services online.
This was at least the aim until Covid-19 hit all of our lives and disrupted the plan. But with disruption also comes opportunities and focus – and if ever there was a time to draw on the range of skills, experience and knowhow from our engaged local network, Covid-19 lockdown was it! Continue Reading Covid-19 and digital inclusion: Digital Brighton & Hove’s response so far
As we start to meet with friends and family and ease cautiously out of lockdown, more and more of us are asking, “What now?” Zoom was once a word once only used to describe racing cars; now it’s part of our daily lexicon. Video calls, chat apps and online social networks have provided a vital… Continue Reading Introducing Digital Welcome – Supporting SMEs with essential digital skills
We’re really excited to launch our research report into digital exclusion in population screening programmes in England. We were asked by Public Health England to undertake an in depth assessment of changes to the way the service is likely to communicate in future. PHE have plans to move away from printed information leaflets and increasingly directing the public towards information online: web pages, downloadable PDFs, animations and videos. Continue Reading Citizens Online launches research into Digital Exclusion in population screening programmes