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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

Register for Get Online Week 2023’s Empowering Futures’

Get Online Week is back. It runs annually during Black History Month and it is currently on its 16th edition.

Why is Get Online Week important?

Nearly 1 in 5 adults lack the most basic digital skills needed for everyday life.

Over 1 in 20 households have no internet access, neither fixed line nor mobile.

2 million households struggle with affordability of internet access.


What to expect this Get Online Week 2023

Free technology, computer and internet support for beginners.

Get support from IFB, BTB CIC and the NHS to access and understand essential digital services.

Whether you are a beginner, looking for educational resources or you are just struggling with a specific function, there will be a variety of departments based on our 6-Pillars of Digital Inclusion on the ground to support you.

You may also like to join us soon for more free events below:

Supporting Seniors to take back control of their healthcare by mastering the new NHS appointment booking process.

One of our primary objectives this year is to support Seniors and Elderly People with the new NHS appointment booking process, especially blood tests. If you know anyone that’s can benefit from this event, kindly bring them along or share with them. The NHS User Research team will be available during GOW to support them with any issues or problems that they may be experiencing.

Get Online Week 2023: Inspiring Minds. Empowering Futures.

A free 3-day free website development workshop at Rachel Leigh Hall. This event is free, however, registration is required. Please learn more with the link below.

The three days workshop will focus on:

  1. HTML – Hyper Text Markup Language
  2. CSS – Cascading Style Sheets
  3. Design thinking and ethics
  4. Drag ‘N’ Drop

Digital Living: Free bicycle marking by the Metropolitan Police.

Crime is on the rise again in London. This is true about mobile phones and bicycles on Southwark’s Brandon Estate. This Get Online Week, we are teaming up with the Police to mitigate these categories by offering bicycle tracking devices to individuals.

IFB Accessibility Services

Free 3-Day Website Development Workshop

Register Here!

IFB Gaming is teaming up with Break The Barrier CIC to support 22 (and more) Women on Brandon Estate with digital inclusion and data poverty with a series of carefully curated workshops on website development.

This year’s Get Online Week will consolidate partnerships between new local members of the network in Southwark and it will creatively build on our successful lifelong skills sessions.

The three days workshop will focus on:

  1. HTML – Hyper Text Markup Language
  2. CSS – Cascading Style Sheets
  3. Design thinking and ethics
  4. Drag ‘N’ Drop

The workshop is free to attend but registration is required. Please register below!

We look forward to seeing you during Get Online Week.



Hot off the press! Get Online Week’s “Empowering Futures”: A Celebration of Digital Empowerment


In an era where technology continues to redefine our lives, the importance of digital literacy and empowerment cannot be overstated. The digital world presents endless opportunities, from connecting with others to accessing vital information and advancing our careers. Recognizing this, IFB Gaming is excited to announce its enthusiastic participation in Get Online Week’s Empowering Futures event, a celebration dedicated to fostering digital empowerment.

IFB Gaming and Empowering Futures:

At IFB Gaming, we understand the transformative power of the digital realm, especially in the realm of gaming and esports. As we enter the age of technological innovation, digital skills are increasingly becoming essential for personal and professional growth. Get Online Week’s Empowering Futures aligns perfectly with our mission to empower individuals through the world of gaming and technology.

Empowering Futures offers a wide range of events, workshops, and resources designed to equip people of all ages with the knowledge and tools they need to thrive in the digital age. From improving digital literacy to fostering entrepreneurship and promoting inclusivity, Empowering Futures tackles various aspects of our digital lives. IFB Gaming is proud to be part of this initiative and is committed to supporting and encouraging everyone to harness the power of technology.

Why You Should Attend:

Get Online Week’s Empowering Futures event is a unique opportunity to expand your digital horizons, regardless of your age or skill level. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer, an aspiring esports athlete, or someone just starting to explore the digital landscape, there’s something for everyone at this event.

Here are some reasons why you should consider attending Empowering Futures:

  1. Boost Your Digital Skills: Learn from experts in various fields, including gaming, esports, digital marketing, and more. Enhance your knowledge and gain practical skills that can elevate your online presence.
  2. Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals, professionals, and organizations who share your passion for gaming and technology. Build valuable relationships that can open doors to new opportunities.
  3. Inclusivity: Empowering Futures is committed to promoting digital inclusion and diversity. Attendees will find a welcoming and supportive environment where everyone’s voice is valued.
  4. Stay Updated: Stay up-to-date with the latest trends, technologies, and opportunities in the gaming and esports industries. Gain insights from industry leaders and pioneers.


The Event’s Press Release

For more details on Get Online Week’s Empowering Futures event and to get a sneak peek at what to expect, we highly recommend reading the event’s press release. To access the press release, please visit the official Get Online Week’s Empowering Futures website or contact the team directly.

The official website provides a comprehensive overview of the event, including the schedule, featured speakers, workshops, and registration details.

Good Things Foundation

Get Online Week is championed by Good Things Foundation. The campaign started in 2007 and it is currently in its 16th year. Good Things Foundation is on a mission to fix the digital divide, increasing awareness of digital exclusion and the pillars to tackle it: access to devices, data and digital skills training.

Every year Get Online Week has enabled people at risk of digital exclusion and data poverty to learn the Essential Digital Skills (Future Dot Now) and take back control of their lives and work during technology adoption maturity and beyond.


IFB Gaming is thrilled to be part of Get Online Week’s Empowering Futures event, and we encourage gamers, esports enthusiasts, and anyone interested in digital empowerment to join us in celebrating the endless possibilities of the digital world.

Together, we can shape a future where technology empowers and enriches our lives. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn, connect, and grow in the digital age. We look forward to seeing you at our event and seeing the amazing photos from your Get Online Week events.

Don’t forget, whether you are representing a bank, retailer, telecommunications, charity or a community organisation, everybody can participate during Get Online Week by following these three steps.

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