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  • Recent polling reveals the reality of the digital skills challenges faced by the UK population

    23/11/2023 · Our thoughts

    Recent polling reveals the reality of the digital skills challenges faced by the UK population

    Read the insights from the public polling commissioned by Virgin Media O2 which highlights how people in the UK are experiencing digital exclusion.

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    22/11/2023 · Our thoughts

    Urgent call to fix the UK’s digital divide

    With the release of the Autumn Statement, we're calling on the Government to urgently address the digital divide.

  • Building independence by building digital skills

    15/11/2023 · Our stories

    Building independence by building digital skills

    Developing digital skills and confidence through Learn My Way helps HT to become more independent and integrated within her local community.

  • AI and the digital divide

    06/11/2023 · Our thoughts

    AI and the digital divide

    Dr Emma Stone reflects on Good Things Foundation's #AIFringe event on what the advancements in AI could mean for digitally excluded people.

  • Two people using computers in the background, with two women laughing and looking at a phone in the foreground

    31/10/2023 · Our stories

    How access to a device builds confidence and develops skills

    Liz is a learner at Clear Community Web, who has significantly improved her emotional wellbeing while improving her digital literacy through access to devices and data.

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    30/10/2023 · Our thoughts

    Have you had a play yet? #AIFringe

    Dr Emma Stone on what the advancements in AI could mean for digitally excluded people, and how it can fix the digital divide - as explored at the #AIFringe

  • Visiting the network: our Get Online Week highlights

    25/10/2023 · Our thoughts

    Visiting the network: our Get Online Week highlights

    During Get Online Week 2023, the Good Things team visited lots of hubs, connecting with staff and speaking to people with lived experience of digital exclusion. Take a look at our highlights.

  • How data and devices are breaking down barriers for marginalised women

    24/10/2023 · Our stories

    How data and devices are breaking down barriers for marginalised women

    As the National Databank and National Device Bank expand, the incredible social impact is clear to see. Stories from the National Digital Inclusion Network and organisations like 4Mnet highlight the power of data and devices to empower people, create independence, and strengthen communities.

  • Why we must work together so that everyone can get online 

    20/10/2023 · Our thoughts

    Why we must work together so that everyone can get online 

    As Get Online Week comes to an end for another year, we reflect on the big question: how are we going to fix the digital divide? The answer lies in the power of partnerships with community, corporate and Government, writes Natasha Bright-Wray - we know we are better together and can’t do it alone.

  • Digital Inclusion: Time for Action Not Words

    20/10/2023 · Our thoughts

    Digital Inclusion: Time for Action Not Words

    The House of Lord's digital exclusion inquiry rang alarm bells - but the Government's response fell flat. Our Group CEO, Helen Milner OBE, writes about our disappointment at the lack of promised action.

  • New research reveals 38% of Brits face challenges because of a lack of digital skills

    18/10/2023 · News

    New research reveals 38% of Brits face challenges because of a lack of digital skills

    Research commissioned by Virgin Media O2 highlights highlights the digital skills challenges faced by the UK population and the reality of digital exclusion.

  • London Device Bank prevents over 2.5 million kg of CO2 emissions by reusing electronics

    17/10/2023 · News

    London Device Bank prevents over 2.5 million kg of CO2 emissions by reusing electronics

    The London Device Bank is part of Get Online London, a digital inclusion service by Good Things Foundation, supported by the London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI) and the Mayor of London.