In partnership with Tameside and Glossop ICFT
Improving digital skills in our local community with the help of
volunteer Digital Champions and partner organisations
- In today’s society, digital exclusion can be seen as a form of inequality. There is close correlation between digital exclusion and poorer health outcomes including a lower life expectancy.
- In an increasingly digital world, people who are excluded are subject to health and social disadvantages, such as less access to education and employment, increased isolation, poor housing and a lack of voice and visibility in the modern world.
- This is even more amplified given the wide range of health and social transactions moving online during the COVID 19 pandemic.
- Increase awareness and education of how being online can improve quality of life
- Provide appropriate devices, such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop
- Digital Skills training via network of volunteer Digital Champions
- Build confidence by improving knowledge of online safety
Those we support are referred to the Project via partner organisations and include:
- Low income families
- Those with a disability
- Those experiencing isolation
- Those affected by services moving online due to Covid
- People who have characteristics that are protected under the Equality Act 2010
For further information please contact our Digital Wellbeing Project Manager.
To enquire about what it means to be a Digital Champion, please contact our Digital Wellbeing Project Manager.
To find out more about donating equipment, please read about how to go about it.
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PCrefurb is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)
Registered Charity Number 1184155