Radically Digital StockportStockport’s Radical Digital Strategy aims to help us make the most of the digital-age possibilities for the people of Stockport and our local economy. It will guide us in our ambition that everyone should have the skills and confidence to benefit from digital and ensure no one is left behind. We would welcome your questions, comments and suggestions as we develop our strategy.
Digital technology is transforming many aspects of our lives, bringing opportunities and challenges for Stockport Council, local businesses, partner organisations, community groups and our residents. Digital can help us to change the way we work and the way we engage with people. It opens up new opportunities for jobs and our local economy. It can provide better customer service more efficiently. We need to make the most of the possibilities that digital brings.
People are at the heart of everything we do in Stockport Council. Our ambition is to offer the best customer experience to residents and businesses, ensuring all those who need help are supported. The One Stockport Borough Plan challenges Stockport to become a radically digital borough: our Digital Strategy embodies this. What we are changing goes way beyond new digital technologies – it’s about community, place and culture.
Digital Communities is about building digital skills and confidence so everyone can make the most of digital opportunities. It includes providing people with online information, where and when they need it, in an accessible format, and supporting residents to remain independent by providing digital health monitoring and telecare.
Digital Place means having the infrastructure, skills and networks for digital start-ups, scale-ups and established businesses to thrive and grow our local economy. It’s about providing modern digital infrastructure throughout the borough and using automation and ‘smart’ technology to improve people’s lives and support our climate action ambitions.
Digital Council addresses the council’s use of digital working practices and data to better understand Stockport and citizen needs and improve processes and user experience. It includes a commitment to sharing more data, increasing transparency, and supporting collaboration and innovation. It aims to increase IT security and reduce system maintenance and downtime.