End Digital Poverty Day on 12 September 2023 is an opportunity for businesses, charities, and people to come together and address the urgent issue of Digital Exclusion head-on. By dedicating a day to this cause, we can raise awareness, promote practical actions, and rally support from individuals and organisations to make a tangible difference.
Digital Inclusion has always been at the heart of We Are Digital. When our founder and CEO, Matt Adam, started the company 12 years ago, it began as a digital training company. Since then, we have grown and developed, but our mission hasn’t changed; we want to help people live their lives more confidently.
Lloyds Banking Group’s Digital Helpline, delivered in partnership with We Are Digital, is a great example of how our services achieve just that. Since starting the Digital Helpline in 2020 as a response to Covid-19, we have helped over 20,000 people, and that’s just the beginning because there’s still more work to be done.
The Lloyds Consumer Digital Index reports that 14.9 million British citizens have limited digital skills, while Ofcom states that 6% of households in the UK lack internet access. This emphasizes the need to spread awareness about this pressing matter.
To increase awareness, we hosted a webinar in partnership with the Digital Poverty Alliance about the current state of internet accessibility in the UK, and the impact limited internet access has on crucial aspects of life, the redefinition of human rights in the digital age, and strategies to promote digital inclusion. Watch the webinar back at the top of this blog post or by clicking here.