Good Things Foundation lead the Online Centres Network - a network of over 5,000 local community partners who provide specialist training and support to help people improve their lives through digital.
Community partners range from libraries to community centres, learning services to GP practices, and churches to social housing providers. One thing they all have in common is that they use digital to empower people and help them participate fully in society, whether that’s within their centre, through partners or out in the community in outreach locations.
Good Things Foundation supports these centres with training and guidance, funding opportunities and membership of a national network, where members can share experiences and best practice with peers, as well as getting their voice heard at a national level. Most centres use Learn My Way, teaching the basic digital skills that have a great impact on people’s lives.
Together we have helped 2 million people to use the internet and gain basic digital skills since April 2010.
of people helped in our network are 65+
of people helped in our network are disabled
of people helped in our network are unemployed
Within the wider Online Centres Network, there are 9 specialist networks. Community partners in these networks have particular expertise in working with some of the most excluded people who have specific needs and barriers to developing digital skills.