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  • Madina’s story: how the National Device Bank helped her family

    23/05/2024 · Our stories

    Madina’s story: how the National Device Bank helped her family

    Migrant mum and wife, Madina, accessed digital support from Digital Inclusion Hub RJ4All, which helped them alleviate stress, learn new digital skills, and ultimately settle into their new life.

  • Victoria’s story: why digital made her smile again

    09/05/2024 · Our stories

    Victoria’s story: why digital made her smile again

    Victoria had faced immense loss and struggled with her mental health for a long time. Getting access to digital support made her smile for the first time in years.

  • Samuel’s story: From digitally clueless to connected

    22/04/2024 · Our stories

    Samuel’s story: From digitally clueless to connected

    Samuel's mental health and isolation was almost unbearable, until he found support to get online and learn to use technology. Now he's digitally connected and helping others through volunteering.

  • Zeinab’s story: From feeling alone to connecting with the community

    21/02/2024 · Our stories

    Zeinab’s story: From feeling alone to connecting with the community

    Initially an isolated asylum seeker without a connection, Zeinab is now a connected volunteer at Learn for Life, her confidence and independence restored.

  • Minaj’s story: overcoming mental health issues with digital

    14/02/2024 · Our stories

    Minaj’s story: overcoming mental health issues with digital

    Minaj's mental health was so bad she barely left the house, but after improving her digital skills and connecting with her community, she is happier than ever.

  • Free data and devices helps Amer settle into life in the UK

    09/01/2024 · Our stories

    Free data and devices helps Amer settle into life in the UK

    From an asylum seeker with no internet access to becoming a volunteer at Job4Me, access to free data and a device has helped Amer kickstart his life in the UK.

  • Jonathan’s story

    18/12/2023 · Our stories

    Jonathan’s story

    From an asylum seeker with no internet access to now a volunteer at Learn for Life, Jonathan's life has been transformed with access to free data and a device.

  • Kobra’s story

    30/11/2023 · Our stories

    Kobra’s story

    Kobra was struggling to afford to get online before visiting her local Digital Inclusion Hub. Since accessing free data, devices and digital skills training, her life has been transformed.

  • Building independence by building digital skills

    15/11/2023 · Our stories

    Building independence by building digital skills

    Developing digital skills and confidence through Learn My Way helps HT to become more independent and integrated within her local community.

  • Two people using computers in the background, with two women laughing and looking at a phone in the foreground

    31/10/2023 · Our stories

    How access to a device builds confidence and develops skills

    Liz is a learner at Clear Community Web, who has significantly improved her emotional wellbeing while improving her digital literacy through access to devices and data.

  • How data and devices are breaking down barriers for marginalised women

    24/10/2023 · Our stories

    How data and devices are breaking down barriers for marginalised women

    As the National Databank and National Device Bank expand, the incredible social impact is clear to see. Stories from the National Digital Inclusion Network and organisations like 4Mnet highlight the power of data and devices to empower people, create independence, and strengthen communities.

  • Learn My Way: Building digital confidence one topic at a time

    04/10/2023 · Our stories

    Learn My Way: Building digital confidence one topic at a time

    Since the launch of the new Learn My Way, many learners have already built their digital skills to apply their knowledge to the real world.

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