Today we have announced our ambitious new Digital Strategy. It aims to provide residents, businesses and partners with an overview of our digital ambitions for the borough, based on three broad pillars: Digital Communities, Digital Place and Digital Council.

Radically Digital Stockport has been developed with the input of key stakeholders from across all sectors. It will remain live on this website, with the flexibility to evolve alongside other emerging plans, such as Stockport’s Economic Plan.

Key priorities and outcomes focus on: bringing the digitally excluded online, using digital to support independence, increasing digital skills and digital working practices, providing modern digital infrastructure, boosting the tech sector, and using data to design services around the people who use them.

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.

We are planning a series of events over the coming months, focusing on different strands of the strategy. For further information or to give your feedback, please visit the Radically Digital Stockport pages or email us.

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