industry news Wednesday 06 Mar 2019 @ 11:00 Digital You - Salford City Council

Salford: Digital You



Good Things Foundation is working with Salford City Council on a landmark and trailblazing digital inclusion project across the city to help the most disadvantaged residents gain the confidence and capability to become independent users of computers and the internet.

The programme will work with Salford-based community organisations to support 7,800 Salford residents over two years, 80% of whom must be facing social exclusion. Residents will be engaged in digital through local community settings and helped to develop basic digital skills and confidence.

23% of adults in Salford lack basic digital skills - which is above the national average. These people are likely to be socially excluded as well as digitally excluded. The programme will help them to improve their lives by using digital to take control of health and wellbeing online, searching for jobs online, benefiting from financial savings available online and using Council digital services online.

The programme will also have a strong focus on sustainability. Both we and Salford City Council want community organisations to have the skills, capacity and resource to be able to build digital inclusion into their day-to-day mission and to continue helping residents after the programme has ended.


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Get involved:
If you're interested in taking part in Digital You, head across to the Online Centres Network website to find out more.

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