Posts about Digital Inclusion

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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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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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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