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?

Talking about assistive technology on Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday, 18 May 2023, marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a day to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion. The DigiKnow alliance is vital to achieving our aim to be a 100% digital borough where no one is left behind or...

The importance of opening up access to digital skills training

Rachael Turner is a Director at Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab), a DigiKnow network partner. Here she provides an update on their free beginners’ coding course for young people, the subject of MadLab’s earlier blog, and feedback from some of the learners...

Community Computers – two years of reusing technology to tackle digital exclusion

During ALL DIGITAL Weeks we are spotlighting the work of some of our DigiKnow partners. In 2021 Community Computers, a Stockport charity, joined the DigiKnow Alliance to set up a device recycling scheme to refurbish donated devices for people on low incomes and repair...

Digital as part of a package of Your Support

During ALL DIGITAL Weeks we are spotlighting the work of some of our DigiKnow partners. The Prevention Alliance (TPA), one of the founding partners of DigiKnow, has delivered Stockport Support Hub and Your Support since April 2022.  Siobhan Myers is Team Manager for...

We’re joining a digital inclusion campaign across Europe

This year DigiKnow is supporting the pan-European ALL DIGITAL Weeks campaign, raising awareness of digital skills for inclusion, empowerment, and employment. The ALL DIGITAL Network was set up to support Europeans with insufficient digital skills. The...

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