A report of the key findings from the Everyone Connected project, which gets devices, data and skills to digitally excluded households.
65% have used the device to continue learning digital skills
51% to manage their health or that of someone else
69% to keep up-to-date with the news
In March 2019, Good Things Foundation, in partnership with FutureDotNow, mobilised an emergency Covid-19 response programme, DevicesDotNow, raising over £1.5m to distribute digital devices and data to those in need.
Since then, we have worked with corporate and community partners to distribute devices to over 12,000 people without internet access; and to develop new ways of providing ‘remote’ and ‘blended’ digital skills support which can work in line with social restrictions. The DevicesDotNow model has been refined and embedded into Good Things Foundation’s operating model, under the new name Everyone Connected.
This report documents our key findings from Everyone Connected from September to December 2020.
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Barclays Community Fund gives £100,000 to support digitally excluded and disadvantaged people during Covid-19
Good Things are to receive £100,000 of Barclays' £100m Community Aid Package. The money will go towards the Everyone Connected project, tackling device and data poverty during Covid-19.
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.