Digital Inclusion Hub and Scheme
We’re pleased to be launching our Digital Inclusion Hub which helps to increase the digital capabilities of people living in Newham who are affected by digital exclusion. We do this by gifting devices (laptops or tablets), data and digital skills training, support and resources to those that qualify to receive support. Our aim is to give people in Newham who are digitally excluded an entry point into the digital world.
Since COVID-19, the scale of digital exclusion in our community has become clear. Without access to digital devices and skills, people experiencing digital exclusion have found themselves disproportionately impacted during this difficult time. Lockdown left those without devices or digital skills, unable to access life-saving health information, school education, vital support services, and out of touch with loved ones.
We recognise the urgent need to support people affected by digital exclusion, to have access to a device, good connectivity, and basic digital skills. It’s important to us that everyone in Newham is able to enjoy the benefits of being online.
Digital inclusion is about more than just getting people online, it’s about transforming and empowering lives, particularly for those who are most excluded.
That’s why we’ve launched our new Digital Hub – a drop-in space for Newham residents to unlock their digital potential!
When and Where
Who is it for?
Our Hub is open to all Newham residents and free to access. Those
What is it?
To put it simply, our digital drop-in space provides a welcoming and friendly environment where you can access free Wifi and laptops, build your digital skills, and get any IT questions answered by our on-site digital volunteers.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some experience with computers and want to learn more, come along to find out more and get started.
It might be you need help learning how to use Zoom, or you’d like to set up an email address or book a doctor’s appointment. Whatever the task, our digital volunteers are happy to help!
If you would like to contact us about our Digital Inclusion Hub please contact our Digital Inclusion Project Coordinator.