Research and more support to build Dorset’s basic digital skills

Dorset is celebrating Get Online Week (15-21 October) by announcing a partnership with digital inclusion experts Citizens Online. Around 150,000[1] of Dorset residents, including Poole and Bournemouth, lack at least one digital skill[2]. Citizens Online is helping to build the county’s digital champions programme – and is inviting any organization interested in helping to reduce… Continue Reading Research and more support to build Dorset’s basic digital skills

New digital inclusion partnership in Kent!

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We’re working with a consortium of housing providers across Kent, to enable residents to use the internet and develop their digital skills. The consortium includes Town & Country Housing Group, Orbit, West Kent Housing Association and Golding Homes. The work is being part-funded by the Big Lottery Fund as part of a programme of work called One Digital.
The overall aim of the new partnership is to improve tenants’ basic digital skills, and their confidence to access online opportunities and services. Almost half of those who are digitally excluded live in social housing. Digital inclusion can give tenants more choice and control, and better access to lower-cost, improved services.
The new partnership will begin with a research and partnership development project within Kent, focused on digital exclusion issues within the social housing sector. We’ll produce a detailed evidence base of the digital exclusion issues, focusing on some key areas, leading to an action plan for tackling these issues. Continue Reading New digital inclusion partnership in Kent!