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Can Digital Connectivity Unite Offline Communities? A Look at Get Online Week 2023

Can Digital Connectivity Unite Offline Communities? A Look at Get Online Week 2023

IFB Gaming united charities and community organizations in Southwark for this year’s Get Online Week.

Get Online Week is championed by the UK’s leading digital inclusion charity, Good Things Foundation. The annual event sees the National Digital Inclusion Network get together to reinvigorate our pledges to eradicate digital inclusion and data poverty through collective action.

Now in its 16th year, the annual campaign has supported millions of individuals at the risk of digital inclusion and data poverty to take back control of their work, living and healthcare during technology adoption maturity and beyond.

What happened during Get Online Week

2023’s Get Online Week unfolded on Kennington and Brandon Estates in the London Borough of Lambeth and Southwark, respectively.

Organizations that supported GOW 2023 in Southwark include The NHS, NHS Digital, Good Things Foundation, Future Dot Now, and Vodafone’s Everyone.Connected, Metropolitan Police, and Virgin Media O2.

During the week;

  • We conducted focus groups with the Brandon Estates TRA committee and residents
  • We supported Seniors to master the new NHS appointment booking process via Swifqueue
  • We supported individuals through the National Databank
  • We supported individuals with basic digital skills using the EDS Framework
  • We empowered Women through Business Information Technology workshops
  • We explored new ways of doing research with NHS England in London communities
  • We conducted a Digital Skills and Needs Assessment with residents of Brandon Estate

In the Press

Thank You for Inspiring Minds and Empowering Futures during Get Online Week in Southwark – John Adewole PMP

Get Online Week “Empowering Futures” – IssueWire

Kennington estate to host computer skills workshops for local residents – Southwark News

Success Story: Get Online Week with BREAKTHEBARRIER CIC – Community Southwark

– Get Online Week

Get Online Week Follow-Up Activities/Events

IFB will…

  • Introduce a new umbrella organisation for continuous work, improvement and innovation
  • Power up and empower local hubs with the knowledge and resources needed to continue to support Seniors
  • Introduce a central hub for individuals at risk of data poverty and digital inclusion in Southwark
  • Power up local hubs provisions through the National Digital Inclusion Network
  • Continue to seek more partnerships and will continue to develop relationships with organisations working to eradicate digital exclusion and data poverty

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