Each year, in April, we ask all the DCs working with our projects to complete a simple form during one particular week, noting down the number of people they have helped and what kinds of activity or skill they helped with. This process captures extra detail that is not usually collected by the DCs. Continue Reading Estimating our digital inclusion impact: Al-Khwarizmi style
Citizens Advice are often at the heart of a local digital inclusion network, either as a delivery organisation with staff and volunteers helping out as Digital Champions, or as a strategic partner with deep insights into the local digital skills landscape. Continue Reading Citizens Advice and digital inclusion
Over the past year we have been fortunate to work in the gentle rolling hills of idyllic Dorset, helping the county council roll out their digital inclusion work.
They asked us to build on some impressive groundwork, and give recommendations of how to improve. Continue Reading Playing the Long Game
Around 133,000 people in Surrey can’t communicate, access content, complete a transaction, solve a problem or remain safe online, according to the Office for National Statistics.
To combat this, Citizens Online has teamed up with Surrey County Council to support residents lacking digital skills. Continue Reading County council joins forces with charity Citizens Online to tackle digital exclusion
Citizens Online is rolling out its award winning Switch approach to understand digital inclusion in Dorset better and make sure sufficient support is available to those who need it.
Cllr Andrew Parry, Dorset County Council’s cabinet member for skills, said: “The Routes to Inclusion programme has already achieved much; now we want to reach even more of our residents and enable them to get the best from the digital connectivity that is now available across Dorset.” Continue Reading Research and more support to build Dorset’s basic digital skills
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. Continue Reading New digital inclusion partnership in Kent!
Launched in 2015, Digital Brighton & Hove is one of our flagship projects and a great example of our Switch approach in practice.
The project provides innovative solutions and services for digitally excluded people, and work to support staff and volunteers in other organisations with their digital transformation journeys. Continue Reading Digital Brighton and Hove
Citizens Online has been working in Gwynedd since 2011. Digital Gwynedd has developed significantly over this time and today our hugely successful project and the value of the work has been recognised by both Gwynedd Council, who have provided match funding and an award nomination and runner up prize in the WCVA 2018 Third Sector Awards.
Digital Gwynedd is one of our flagship projects, and really shows what our Switch model can achieve. Continue Reading Digital Gwynedd
The pressure to save money is acute for Local Authorities. Citizens Online has extensive experience in developing localised, cross‐sector partnerships to ensure sustainable digital inclusion provision. Our experience suggests that digital inclusion needs to be embedded into service provision.
Local Authorities have much to gain from a joined‐up, partnership‐based approach to digitally‐enabled citizens. Continue Reading Our Partnerships with Local Authorities