Posts from October 2016

Digital Fridays launched in Rhondda Cynon Taf

Digital Fridays has officially been launched in Rhondda Cynon Taf, by Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, Cllr Mark Norris and partners. The initiative, which is part of the Get RCT Online Partnership, is there to help people get online and develop their IT skills with digital skills becoming increasingly important in today’s society. As part […]

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180 organisations across Wales sign Digital Inclusion Charter

A list of 180 organisations across Wales which have committed to the Digital Inclusion Charter has been unveiled. Launched back in February of this year, the Digital Inclusion Charter includes six pledges and is a simple way for organisations to show how they are helping digitally excluded people – particularly older people, people with disabilities, […]

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Creatively tackling urban and rural housing shortages in Wales – part 2

From Rachel Marshall, Business and Enterprise Manager, DTA Wales Locality is a national network that helps people to set up locally owned and led organisations, exchanging ideas on community asset ownership, community enterprise and other similar issues. Locality has joined forces with the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) to spotlight new community-led housing developments […]

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Creatively tackling urban and rural housing shortages in Wales – part 1

From Rachel Marshall, Business and Enterprise Manager, DTA Wales Locality is a national network that helps people to set up locally owned and led organisations, exchanging ideas on community asset ownership, community enterprise and other similar issues. Locality has joined forces with the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) to spotlight new community-led housing developments […]

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Ones to watch show promise but market advice to be heeded

From Jeremy Bowen Rees, Landsker Business Solutions Landsker was delighted to sponsor the One to Watch category at the recent Social Business Wales Awards, the 4th year running we have supported the event. This signifies how important we believe them to be in recognising the contribution that social businesses make to the Welsh economy and […]

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Using digital engagement to combat poverty

By Christine Gwyther, Lead Poverty Intervention Officer, Pembrokeshire Communities First There are certain things many of us take for granted.  Being able to get the information we need and the entertainment we want at a moment’s notice has become second nature.  It empowers us as individuals.   But, increasingly, government and private sector services rely upon digital […]

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Digital Inclusion and Public Libraries

By Karen Gibbins, Principal librarian Information and Technology Swansea public libraries continue to address digital inclusion through their network of 17 libraries. Along with other libraries in Wales, we provide free public access to PCs, broadband infrastructure and WIFI.  We have venues that are settled in their very local communities where people can access services with […]

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Don’t underestimate the power of being online

By Dr Sangeet Bhullar, Founder of Wisekids Living in Newport in South Wales and having excellent connectivity to the internet gives me a distinct advantage professionally and personally (with family living abroad). This point is brought home to me every time I travel in our beautiful Welsh countryside and encounter areas where there is poor mobile/internet connectivity. […]

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Transforming healthcare through digital inclusion

By Sarah Beard, Business Development Director at Maggie’s, Partnership Manager at Doteveryone (Secondment from April-June), and Clore Social Leadership Fellow 2015 As three quarters of the UK population go online every day, the internet touches every area of our lives, making things faster, cheaper, better. The networked age brings incredible opportunities for healthcare. The challenge is to […]

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The importance of digital inclusion for rural communities

By Alan Davies, CEO, Farmers Union of Wales Back in the 1990s I was running the business team at a company called CableTel South Wales, later to become NTL and now, Virgin Media. We were building the first fibre networks to deliver TV and Telephone services and of course this new “big thing” called “The Internet”. […]

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