This resource outlines the Connected Communities approach to digital inclusion and its outcomes for participants and community workers. It has been written for digital inclusion advocates, practitioners, and those who fund digital inclusion work, and presents a more impactful way to plan and deliver digital inclusion activities, side-by-side with community.
Message from the Connect Communities Team
Anna Morgan, Sam Horman, Laura Notman, Ben Shaw
“Over the past three decades, advancements in digital technology have revolutionised human communication and interaction, transforming the way we connect with one another. With the introduction of the world wide web, and the accelerating digitisation that followed, we find ourselves living in a world where a person’s access to digital tools and skills can determine whether or not they are able to participate in social, economic, and political life. The Covid-19 pandemic sharply accelerated this trend, creating an even sharper divide between those that are able to benefit from digital tools, and those that are not.
We hope that by reading this report you will find hope, inspiration and see new opportunities for how we may address the issue of digital and social inclusion together. We encourage you to reach out to our team and share your own practices, ideas, insights, challenges and ambitions so that we can collectively create a more integrated, inclusive, vibrant and connected community.”