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?

Embracing the Waves: The Digital Radio (DAB) Revolution in Stockport

Paul Taylor is the owner of Strawberry Radio, who are part of the DigiKnow network helping Stockport get online.Stockport is undergoing a transformative shift in the way its residents tune in to their favourite radio stations. The Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)...

Digitober may be over, but Stockport Digifest is around the corner!

We are excited to announce that Stockport Digifest will take place in February 2024 as part of Stockport's year as Town of Culture. The DigiKnow Alliance partners plan to use the Town of Culture themes of Makes, Sounds, Moves and tastes to inspire more people to get...

A taste of cybersecurity for social enterprises

In our final Digitober blog, Sean Martin of Stockport Libraries looks back on a recent workshop organised by libraries in conjunction with the Greater Manchester Digital Security Hub. In an era where cyber threats continue to loom over businesses, the need for robust...

Champion News for Digital Champions for Get Online Week

Starting Point Community Learning Partnership, community lead for the DigiKnow Alliance, marked Get Online Week with some great news for digital inclusion in Stockport.  Nicola Wallace Dean, COO, tells us more. Thanks to the players of the National Lottery, Starting...

Why we can’t let digital by default leave people behind

This week is Get Online Week, and DigiKnow partners are running various sessions and events for people across Stockport to help them learn to do things online. In this blog, Claire Worthington, who runs Village Web Company and is a member of the DigiKnow Alliance,...

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