Digital Inclusion

We need to build residents digital confidence and skills to improve resilience and opportunities. We are working with the cross-sector Digital Inclusion Alliance (DigiKnow). We aim to develop support capacity by increasing membership of this network and training more digital champions to help people. We must ensure our services are accessible to all.

Why are we doing this? 

Key outcomes include:

  • Build residents’ digital confidence/skills to improve resilience and opportunities
  • Increase Digital Inclusion Alliance network membership, building support capacity
  • More Digital Champions to help people
  • Services accessible to all

How might we do this?

  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Training to support community groups
  • Digital inclusion pathway to signpost residents to the relevant support
  • Voluntary/community sector support to develop digital skills/infrastructure
  • More devices to children for education
  • Map free public wi-fi across the borough
  • Encourage businesses to open wi-fi
  • Enable more affordable wi-fi packages

Please email your comments and suggestions.

What impact have we already made?

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...

Collaborating to tackle digital poverty in social housing

Tanya King is Head of Customer Engagement and Inclusion at Stockport Homes Group, one of the core partners of the DigiKnow Alliance.Imagine for a minute that one in four people you know are not online. No social media, no email, no searching for bus times, no applying...

What I’ve learnt about getting online in Stockport

Councillor Malcolm Allan is Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources at Stockport Council I've had an interesting couple of weeks seeing the sort of things the council and community groups together are doing in Stockport, as far as what we call ‘digital’ is...

How Sky Cares volunteers are supporting Age UK in Stockport to help people with digital

Sky Cares and Age UK Stockport are DigiKnow partners who run regular digital support sessions at several locations in Stockport, helping people get online. Nikki Thompson, who leads the community projects and volunteer work at Sky in Stockport, tells us more about...

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