Digital Inclusion Charity and Stockport
Stockport Council teams up with a digital inclusion charity to help local residents improve their digital skills.
13:45 12 October 2018
Stockport Council and Good Things Foundation have teamed up for the Digiknow programme designed to help disadvantaged residents ensure they are claiming the benefits they are entitled to as more services move online. Digital training is offered at community venues and use Good Things Foundation’s online learning platform Learn My Way.
Adam Micklethwaite, Director of Digital Inclusion, said: “As the world becomes increasingly digital, it’s important that we support those who don’t have the skills or confidence to use digital technology safely,”
“People who are digitally excluded are most likely to be socially excluded too, and so to be missing out on the money saving, communication and employment benefits digital technology can offer.
“Working with partners across the borough, we’re building a movement for digital inclusion, and developing a sustainable programme that will have a real impact on the borough’s residents.”
Councillor Elise Wilson, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Reform and Governance, added: “We are committed to helping our residents get online and improve their digital skills so they don’t miss out on the benefits that digital brings.
“By working together with Good Things Foundation and Stockport community-based organisations we can establish the local network required to reach those residents who aren’t currently online.
“We are confident that this new programme will help more people in Stockport to develop the digital skills they need to stay connected, find jobs, save money and feel happier and healthier.”