Digital inclusion is a huge issue in today’s society. There are 11.3 million people in the UK who are lacking basic skills, these people are missing out on a range of opportunities - from saving money and finding work to connecting with friends and family. We don’t believe anyone should be left behind, and we should be striving for a nation where everyone is 100% digitally included.
The Future Digital Inclusion programme has already helped more than a million people to improve their digital skills since 2014, ensuring they’re able to use the internet to access information, services and jobs. But with more than 11 million people still, without the skills to take full advantage of the internet, there is still more to be done.
The Future Digital Inclusion programme is funded by the Department for Education and delivered by national social change charity Good Things Foundation through the Online Centres Network. It’s aimed at supporting those who are hardest to reach to gain digital skills, with a particular focus on unemployed people, people on a low income or people with a disability.