We’re looking for volunteer in-person digital champions to support our projects in North Yorkshire and Merseyside. Continue Reading Volunteer Digital Champions wanted! North Yorkshire and Merseyside
At the start of the pandemic, we knew there were many people at severe disadvantage in terms of accessing essential goods, services, job opportunities and financial support. We wanted to research the impact of the pandemic with regard to internet use among people in their 50s and 60s in particular. Continue Reading New research: Helping digitally excluded people in their 50s and 60s during the pandemic
Digital Champions offer tailored support to individuals to help them with digital skills, but they need support too. Citizens Online share some of the resources and support available to our Digital Champions. Continue Reading Digital Champions share and learn together
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Sarah* felt isolated. Support from Digital Brighton & Hove helped her get online, stay connected and be more independent. Continue Reading Getting online gave me independence – Sarah’s story
Citizens Online has been working in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council, and all seven district councils in the county, to support as many people as possible with digital skills and access to technology, and to create a local network of organisations working on digital inclusion. Continue Reading Helping North Yorkshire residents get online
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
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
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