Digital Lifeline

Digital Lifeline was an emergency response project getting devices, data and digital skills support to digitally excluded people with learning disabilities in England. It was funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and delivered by Good Things Foundation with 150 partners across England.

Good Things Foundation worked in partnership with AbilityNet and Digital Unite and was supported by Learning Disability England, the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group and other disability and digital inclusion organisations.

Digital Lifeline saw more than 150 grassroots community partners and others distribute over 5,500 devices with data, and offer both face-to-face and remote support to help recipients learn how to use their device safely and confidently.

This came at a time when recent ONS data found that three in four people (74.6 per cent) with a learning disability believe their wellbeing has been affected by the impact of coronavirus, compared with 37 per cent of non-disabled people.

 

Our project partners

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DCMS

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AbilityNet

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Digital Unite

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Learning Disability England

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Voluntary Organisations Disability Group