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  • It’s time the Government invests in fixing the digital divide

    26/02/2024 · News

    It’s time the Government invests in fixing the digital divide

    Good Things Foundation's Policy and Advocacy Assistant, Urko Beltran de Guevara, explains why we need urgent action from the Government to invest in digital inclusion, following the recent House of Lords debate.

  • Good Things CEO Helen Milner sits with Baroness Dido Harding and Baroness Anna Healy in front of a Virgin Media O2 sign

    23/02/2024 · News

    Introducing… Digital Futures For Good

    Digital Futures for Good is a new in-depth conversation series that imagines a nation without digital exclusion, focusing on the transformational potential of innovative initiatives and policymaking.

  • Zeinab’s story: From feeling alone to connecting with the community

    21/02/2024 · Our stories

    Zeinab’s story: From feeling alone to connecting with the community

    Initially an isolated asylum seeker without a connection, Zeinab is now a connected volunteer at Learn for Life, her confidence and independence restored.

  • Minaj’s story: overcoming mental health issues with digital

    14/02/2024 · Our stories

    Minaj’s story: overcoming mental health issues with digital

    Minaj's mental health was so bad she barely left the house, but after improving her digital skills and connecting with her community, she is happier than ever.

  • Safer Internet Day: the best resources for keeping people safe online

    06/02/2024 · News

    Safer Internet Day: the best resources for keeping people safe online

    Good Things' Community Engagement Manager, Louise Branch, shares her top online safety resources, in celebration of Safer Internet Day 2024.

  • Virgin Money brings the National Databank to all UK stores

    18/01/2024 · News

    Virgin Money brings the National Databank to all UK stores

    Virgin Money and Good Things Foundation team up to support millions of households facing digital exclusion across the UK by making all UK stores National Databanks.

  • Are older people really spending more time online?

    10/01/2024 · News

    Are older people really spending more time online?

    New data from the Office of National Statistics reveals that Over-70s are UK’s most online adults after twenty-somethings. Our Head of Research and Data Insights, Katie Heard, explores these findings.

  • Free data and devices helps Amer settle into life in the UK

    09/01/2024 · Our stories

    Free data and devices helps Amer settle into life in the UK

    From an asylum seeker with no internet access to becoming a volunteer at Job4Me, access to free data and a device has helped Amer kickstart his life in the UK.

  • A man smiling and talking to someone while using a laptop in a community centre

    08/01/2024 · News

    HMRC awards Good Things another 3 year grant

    Good Things have received more funding from HMRC, enabling us to support individuals facing digital and other barriers to accessing HMRC services.

  • A woman helping a man use a computer

    02/01/2024 · News

    People’s Partnership: helping people and the environment by donating devices

    People's Partnership are tackling digital exclusion by donating used tech to the National Device Bank. They shared their motivations, the benefits and why other organisations should get involved.

  • Avoiding Misinformation Online

    21/12/2023 · News

    Avoiding Misinformation Online

    Good Things' Community Engagement Manager, Louise Branch, raises awareness of online misinformation with insights from Newsguard and the Network.

  • Another year fixing the digital divide: 12 achievements in our 12th year

    19/12/2023 · News

    Another year fixing the digital divide: 12 achievements in our 12th year

    Our Group CEO, Helen Milner OBE, reflects on some of our best moments of 2023 - with highlights from our team, partners and the National Digital Inclusion Network.

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