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?

Community Computers turns 1 and celebrates its first year in reusing technology to benefit the community

Community Computers is a not-for-profit initiative born from and operated by registered charity, Renewal North West (1145056). As a DigiKnow Alliance Partner, the project is able to repair, recycle and refurbish IT devices to provide them back into the community at...

Collaborating to get residents online

This week's Digital City Festival will once again bring thought-leaders from around the world to Greater Manchester, this time to address the key challenges as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. There’s a great line-up of interesting keynote speeches and...

For your information…

There aren't many places you can go to and ask someone in person for help, for free, using anything to do with digital. Where do you even start to look for information?  I have worked in libraries for over 35 years now and have seen the difference and prominence...

Supporting International Day of People with Disabilities 2021

December 3rd marks International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD), a day to celebrate the challenges, barriers, and opportunities for people with disabilities. The theme for this year’s IDPWD is "Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era”. Because, since March...

Rolling out the National Databank Programme

Starting Point, as part of the DigiKnow network, has always been aware of some people's struggle to get online. The issues of digital exclusion and data poverty existed before COVID-19, and we have previously acknowledged the need for broadband and affordable kit, as...

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