Posts about Digital Inclusion

SAFER INTERNET DAY 2018- Create, Connect and Share Respect

Written by Shannon Williams, Marketing Intern at the Wales Co-operative Centre and student at University of South Wales Safer Internet Day aims to create a safer internet and a better internet where everyone can be safe and empowered online. Safer Internet Day is about teaching everyone to use technology responsibly, respectfully and critically. A better […]

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Recruiting tech talent to upskill young people in Wales

The Wales Co-operative Centre has been at the forefront of digital inclusion in Wales since 2006. We deliver digital inclusion through our current Welsh Government funded Digital Communities Wales programme and the Nominet Trust funded My Digital Life project. “My Digital Life” is a nine-month pilot programme run by the Wales Co-operative Centre, working in partnership […]

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Goodbye 2017, hello 2018

2017 was a busy, productive year at the Wales Co-operative Centre. We took the opportunity to review our strategy in light of Brexit and other changes to the policy and funding environment in which we work. As a result our purpose is now broader. We retain our leading position as Wales’s social business development agency […]

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Digital Inclusion…… We’re not there yet!

From Andrew Jacobs, Head of Financial and Digital Inclusion, Welsh Government For the vast majority of us, we can’t imagine a life without the internet. For work, learning or recreation we increasingly rely (possibly too much sometimes) on digital technologies. Yet, too many are still missing out on the benefits of the internet, with around […]

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Businesses targeted by digital skills event

There is a digital skills shortage in Wales which ranges from people who don’t have basic digital skills, to skills required for employment and then advanced digital skills.  We base our figures on the National Survey for Wales from Welsh Government which shows that back in 2014/15 there were over 450,000 people not on the […]

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Sanctuary award for Digital Communities Wales

Digital Communities Wales (DCW) has received an award from Swansea City of Sanctuary for its work developing a toolkit to support the digital needs of people seeking sanctuary.  DCW also delivered training to senior mentors, covering basic digital skills and specific apps and tools that could help newly arrived people. These mentors volunteer on the […]

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Innovative project helps housing tenants access IT kit and support

The Wales Co-operative Centre is currently running its fourth annual Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign. The campaign is demonstrating a number of ways in which the Centre is helping to reduce poverty through the projects it runs, the businesses and organisations it supports and the people who are the end beneficiaries or recipients of that support. […]

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Could we have helped Daniel Blake?

The Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign that we’re currently running at the Wales Co-operative Centre has made me think of a story that has captured the nation’s thoughts in recent months – ‘I, Daniel Blake’. When I watched it in the cinema I was moved to tears, probably more than any other film I’ve seen. I […]

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Library and Job Centre staff join forces to reduce poverty in Conwy

The Wales Co-operative Centre is currently running its fourth annual Tackling Poverty Fortnight campaign. The campaign will demonstrate a number of ways in which the Centre is helping to reduce poverty through the projects it runs, the businesses and organisations it supports and the people who are the end beneficiaries of that support. Today we […]

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You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why… the internet is easier than you think.

For a lot of us, using the internet has become an almost essential part of our day to day lives. We take for granted the world of information and opportunity that we have at our fingertips and feel at a loss when our Wi-Fi signal drops out for even a moment. We often don’t realise […]

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