Helping charities tackle digital exclusion: a panel event







Digital exclusion affects millions of people across the UK who are being left behind because they can’t get online.

Charities are all too aware that the people they support need, now more than ever, to be able to get online to access virtual support. Over the past year, many charities have pivoted their delivery models to ensure they can continue to provide essential services through remote channels. This rapid shift to digital services has brought to the fore many challenges: access to digital devices, access to wifi/data, digital confidence and skills of staff, volunteers and beneficiaries. 

Having made that ‘emergency’ leap into this digital space, how can charities go further, and embed digital inclusion longer term into their service delivery? How can charities work more in collaboration with digital inclusion charities to help the hardest to reach? And with constant funding challenges, how can charities do this on a shoestring? 

Drawing on experiences from the past year, our panel of experts - from Diversity and Ability, Good Things Foundation, Citizens Online and Nominet - will discuss how to best respond to digitally excluded beneficiaries’ needs, through leveraging local partnerships, as well as through access to the range of brilliant support and resources available in local communities. The session will also feature a Q&A with the audience.

Open to all UK charities and other civil society organisations - book your free place here! 

Confirmed panellists to date:

  • Adam Micklethwaite, Director of Digital Inclusion, Good Things Foundation
  • Atif Choudhury, CEO, Diversity & Ability
  • Helen Dobson, Managing Director, Citizens Online
  • Chris Ashworth, Head of Public Benefit, Nominet
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