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  • Accessing devices helps Shahana gain confidence and independence

    17/05/2023 · Our stories

    Accessing devices helps Shahana gain confidence and independence

    Data, devices, and learning digital skills has helped Shahana work towards employability and becoming a Digital Champion

  • “Since accessing the Databank… it’s been a like a weight’s been lifted”

    28/11/2022 · Our stories

    “Since accessing the Databank… it’s been a like a weight’s been lifted”

    Data and devices helped ease Elhum*’s experiences of juggling bills and managing family life.

  • Two people at computers, showing the backs of their heads

    05/08/2022 · Our stories

    Community Digital Skills Pathway helps Ali gain confidence and overcome isolation

    Ali tells us how taking part in the Community Digital Skills pathway has helped him to become less isolated and more confident using the internet.

  • Samuel and Sheona on becoming Digital Champions

    01/06/2022 · Our stories

    Samuel and Sheona on becoming Digital Champions

    Digital Champions Samuel and Sheona tell us what the role is like and what they enjoy about it.

  • Money anxieties relieved through local support

    09/05/2022 · Our stories

    Money anxieties relieved through local support

    How Start Point helped Ronald overcome his money worries and get support.

  • Getting your finances in order with digital

    28/04/2022 · Our stories

    Getting your finances in order with digital

    Crossgates and District Good Neighbours scheme has helped dozens of elderly people find the confidence to use the internet to manage their money.

  • Getting in control of your finances through digital

    19/04/2022 · Our stories

    Getting in control of your finances through digital

    SmartLyte, one of Good Things Foundation’s ‘Nobody in The Dark’ programme community partners, tell us how they’ve been supporting vulnerable people to improve their financial literacy through digital skills training.

  • Nobody in the Dark helps Ingrid’s finances and wellbeing

    14/04/2022 · Our stories

    Nobody in the Dark helps Ingrid’s finances and wellbeing

    Ingrid tells us how seeking support from Clean Slate, one of our Nobody in the Dark partners, helped her save money and overcome her mental health challenges.

  • Centre support helps mother of four start again

    12/04/2022 · Our stories

    Centre support helps mother of four start again

    The Wai Yin Centre in Manchester has helped a family to begin a new life, through the HMRC Support and Advice programme and wider support.

  • How joining the network helped us to grow

    09/03/2022 · Our stories

    How joining the network helped us to grow

    Hear from Christine Locke, Founder and Chief Executive of Diversity House, about how being part of the Online Centres Network has helped her organisation to thrive.

  • Volunteering at Good Things Foundation: Tony’s story

    26/01/2022 · Our stories

    Volunteering at Good Things Foundation: Tony’s story

    Hear from Tony, one of our Community Champion Volunteers, about why he enjoys the role so much.

  • Computer showing a databank voucher transaction

    12/11/2021 · Our stories

    National Databank voucher helps Paul’s mental health

    The National Databank data voucher has taken away some of Paul's loneliness and made him feel more positive about the future.