News, thoughts & stories
We like to think we’re experts in all things digital inclusion, technology for social good, community learning...in fact, quite a few things! If you’d like to know what we know, why not take a look at our latest news, thoughts and stories.
Judy overcomes fears with new device from Everyone Connected
Judy is getting to grips with her new device after overcoming her fears of technology and gaining new independence after the loss of her husband.
Meadow Well Connected celebrate a successful remote Get Online Week
This year, due to Covid-19 most Get Online Week activities were held remotely. We heard from one of our community partners in North Shields about the challenges and rewards of running a remote Get Online Week.
2020: An extraordinary year of working for better digital inclusion
We hear how one of Online Centres, Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours' Scheme has worked hard to champion digital inclusion through a challenging year.
Birds of a Feather Dementia Cafe
New Digital Health Hub at Cross Gate's Dementia Cafe empowers and engages many members with digital technology for the first time.
Nobody in the Dark: SmartLyte’s story
Hear from one of our community partners who participated in our financial inclusion programme.
Disadvantaged in Leeds developing Skills for Tomorrow
A Leeds charity is helping disadvantaged people to improve their prospects by growing their digital skills thanks to funding through BT’s Skills for Tomorrow programme.
Families support each other to manage finances better
The charity Family Fund has been helping Scottish families with additional needs to improve their finances through online resources and peer support.
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.