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Est. since 1996 we get people online and enable great #digitalinclusion in organisations especially in #housing - from #springonline to #digifest to lots of guides and online networks.
Est. since 1996 we get people online and enable great #digitalinclusion in organisations especially in #housing - from #springonline to #digifest to lots of guides and online networks.

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Delighted to be starting our week with a new and improved website. Check it out! https://www.digitalunite.com/
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The new #UKDigitalStrategy – the challenge is to achieve a sustainable and scalable solution

As an organisation that has been delivering digital skills support for 21 years we were heartened to see the new, long-awaited Government Digital Strategy launched last week (1 March) with a firm commitment to closing the digital skills gap.

Those without basic digital skills, of which there are staggeringly still millions in the UK, have less opportunity to realise the individual, social, economic and health-related benefits than those who are online. As the Strategy describes digital skills now merit being on the ‘same footing as literacy and numeracy’.

But a key challenge in the delivery of digital skills is to achieve a sustainable and scalable solution. There are no quick fixes here. At Digital Unite we have long argued and demonstrated that a central plank of any nationwide digital participation programme must be trained and supported Digital Champion communities.

READ MORE HERE http://sabg.co/2mstnxT #digitalparticipation #digitalskills #digitalinclusion
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Why digital skills learning starts with motivation, not technology

Digital participation is not just a question of technology. Helping people to get online starts with finding their individual motivation.

Today’s world is filled with services offering TV and films streamed online and on demand. It is a world of Facebook and news sites. A world where you can ask Google anything and where you can keep in contact with family and friends with a free video call.


The digital age offers vast opportunities to connect and communicate so you might think there is enough to pique everyone’s interest. Not so, findings in the Lloyds Bank UK Consumer Digital Index, 2016 report reveal that 61% of non-internet users say they’re not online because they lack interest in the internet.



Lack of digital skills hinder professional and personal lives

An absence of digital skills does not only inhibit opportunities in people’s social lives. Almost 90% of new jobs require digital skills to some degree. 72% of employers say they are unwilling to interview candidates who do not have basic IT skills. Yet 12.6 million adults in the UK are without basic digital skills according to a Go On UK report. Furthermore, an estimated 5.3 million adults in the UK have never used the internet, according to the ONS’ most recent figures.

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We're supporting Safer Internet Day 2017 today

Check out our free guides on how to stay safe online:
• Identity theft & online safety http://sabg.co/2kndlDZ
• Internet safety for kids sabg.co/2kndYNJ

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Make your lunch break count! If you have access to a computer, smartphone or tablet, we have hundreds of guides to help you brush up on your digital skills and help other people to enjoy the benefits of computers and the internet!

Many of our how-to guides can be read in 10 minutes or less, so what are you waiting for? http://digitalunite.com/guidesMake your lunch break count! If you have access to a computer, smartphone or tablet, we have hundreds of guides to help you brush up on your digital skills and help other people to enjoy the benefits of computers and the internet!

Many of our how-to guides can be read in 10 minutes or less, so what are you waiting for? http://digitalunite.com/guides
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So 2016 is finally here! What are your hopes and predictions for digital inclusion and digiskills in the UK? #digitalinclusion
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If you're giving a loved one their first ‪#‎tablet‬ or ‪#‎smartphone‬ on Christmas Day, print off and include our ‪#‎beginners‬' guides in the box! http://digitalunite.com/guides/smartphones-tablets
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Don't forget, all responses to our evaluation tender should be with us by 5pm on Wednesday 21 October #OneDigital http://ow.ly/ToYnR
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Invitation to Tender: #OneDigital evaluation support

The One Digital consortium is looking for an experienced and first-class Evaluator to help the group measure and evaluate the programme’s effectiveness, impact and collaboration between November 2015 and December 2016. 
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We are delighted to announce our partnership with Silver Training for home-based computer support http://digitalunite.com/blog/digital-unite-and-silver-training-partner-provide-‘-home’-computer-tuition ‪#‎digiskills‬ ‪#‎elearning‬ ‪#‎silversurfers‬
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