Digital Inclusion Alliance

Our aim is for Stockport to be a 100% digital borough where no one is left behind or faces inequalities as a result of their digital situation.
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07724 217888

The Digital Inclusion Alliance is a network of partners from all sectors, working collaboratively, to help shape, support and promote digital inclusion in Stockport. 

We ensure that residents have the devices, connectivity and skills to get online for the first time and use the internet to do things that benefit them daily.

Trusted faces in local places

Our approach is to deliver digital skills support through community groups and organisations that already provide trusted support. This way, there is more chance of reaching digitally excluded people.

We are always looking for more partners to grow the network, and any individual, business, organisation or group wanting to help tackle digital exclusion in Stockport can join us.

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What do we do?

  • DigiKnow Helpline 07724 217888
  • DigiKnow Device Lending Library
  • access to free data from the National Databank
  • free group classes in local community settings
  • train DigiKnow Friends across Stockport to recognise the importance of digital inclusion and know where to signpost people for support
  • train Digital Champions to run digital skills sessions or provide one-to-one support
  • repair and refurbish donated devices to sell at low cost to people on low incomes

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What will you get from the network?

  • training and support
  • regular bulletins and meetups
  • up to date information on regional and national digital inclusion initiatives and opportunities
  • information sharing on digital support in Stockport
  • access to DigiKnow network partners
  • mutual support of partner activity
  • marketing and communications support
  • recognition in reports about DigiKnow
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How can you help?

As part of DigiKnow you might be able to:

  • signpost to partners who can help with digital skills support, devices or data
  • raise the profile of DigiKnow and the importance of digital skills
  • donate devices or promote the device recycling scheme
  • volunteer or provide volunteers from your organisation who will support community groups across Stockport
  • provide digital skills support to residents

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Free Beginner Coding Course for Stockport Residents 18-30

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Mapping free wifi in Stockport

Having a device, whether a laptop, tablet or phone, is just part of a solution for people who are digitally excluded. It’s also about having internet access. With the cost-of-living crisis, many people are facing tough choices, and internet access is one of the things...

Warm spaces that offer digital support

Stockport’s warm spaces provide welcoming and friendly environments for anyone to drop in and warm up this winter. They will be open until March 2023, and many offer free Wi-Fi and free hot food and drink without any pressure to buy something. Some also offer free...
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