News, thoughts & stories
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Janine lands dream job in tech thanks to Power Up digital skills course
Janine O'Connor was struggling to land a job in tech until she enrolled on a digital skills development programme at Generation, a charity based in East London and funded by the Power Up initiative.
Aspire to succeed
Pauline became unemployed after working in the hospitality industry for over 20 years, she saw an opportunity to fulfil her dream of running her own cafe with the help of the Spire View Housing.
Taking control of money worries
Hafsha, founder and director of SmartLyte which helps people in Birmingham develop essential life skills, tells the story of Rana and how she developed digital skills to help her manage money.
The future looks bright for Joseph thanks to the BT Skills for Tomorrow programme
Joseph, 22 from Belfast has used new digital skills gained through the BT Skills for Tomorrow programme to secure a part time job.
Embedding digital within our community
Director of Spire View Housing, Fiona Murphy, writes about how being supported by Power Up has impacted the charity - and how they have adapted over the last few months.
Better call Kelly
Director of People Know How, Glenn Lidall, writes about Kelly, who they have recently supported through Power Up to set up her own cleaning business.
Creative and remote working during Covid-19
Sarah Brown, Bourne Digital Project Manager at Ansbury Guidance, tells us how being supported by Power Up has impacted the charity - and how it has coped over the last few months.
Staying Resilient: Being Woman
Fareeha from Being Woman discusses how their Response and Resilience Fund grant has aided Being Woman to respond to the changing needs of the people it supports as a result of Covid-19.
DevicesDotNow aims to get thousands of internet-connected devices to people who are even further excluded from technology during the coronavirus outbreak. We hear from Florence, one of the recipients of a device.
DevicesDotNow – Firoozeh Salimi
Find out how DevicesDotNow, a project providing emergency devices and data to those struggling due to Covid-19, helped Firoozeh and her family.