A lack of motivation is one of the key barriers to overcome when assisting people to become more digitally included
Links to statistics, studies, and other literature which could be useful to anyone looking to better understand the causes and effects of digital inclusion and exclusion.
There is no right or wrong way to get started with a digital inclusion programme or project. We’ve got 100% Digital Leeds examples to share, and would like to hear what’s worked for you.
There’s no single indicator to predict digital inclusion, but it’s possible to create a picture from different data sources. Here’s what the 100% Digital Leeds programme uses.
Defining and mapping digital inclusion is hard, and two people living on the same street can have very different needs. Here’s an example to illustrate this.
The Digital Health Hub model works in partnership with NHS, creating strong links between community organisations, local GP practices, and Social Prescribing teams.
Understanding the barriers that people face to becoming digitally included
A case study on using the 100% Digital tablet lending scheme and Digital Champions to help Nari Exta integrate digital into their work supporting unemployed BME women and girls.
Once you’ve understood the local need, there’s a question of funding the work, both to get started and over the long term. Here’s how we’ve done this in Leeds.
Funders will want to know the impact of their investment, and you’ll want to know what’s worked well and not so well. Here’s the Leeds experience, and we’re keen to hear your feedback.
Digital Champions help to reach the digitally excluded in their communities by advocating the benefits of digital, signposting people to free resources, and supporting people to access training. Here’s our guide to setting up a scheme in your area.
A tablet lending scheme like the one set up by 100% Digital Leeds can be a way to help individuals and organisations overcome the barrier of access to devices and connectivity.
Through the support of 100% Digital Leeds, Care Home staff have now become Digital Champions, this has enabled them to inspire and engage residents to take their first steps online, supporting self-management and connecting them with friends and family whilst in isolation.