A conference is being held in Beeston next week to discuss ‘digital inclusion’ – making sure everybody can get the benefits of being online.
One of the projects working to help people has been the Get IT Together programme, a collaboration between BT, Leeds City Council and Citizens Online. As this three year project draws to an end, they are inviting partners, agencies and the wider voluntary and community sector to discuss the future of digital inclusion in Leeds.
The free event will explore what has been learnt over the three-year project and the legacy it leaves. The event will look at the impact that the end of the project will have on digital inclusivity in Leeds, and how gaps in provision can be met.
Vic Berry the Project Co-ordinator said:
“Many things have changed since the project started; the Government has created a Digital Inclusion Strategy, and Citizens Online’s own White Paper research calls for a more systemic approach to training and tackling inclusion. We want to ask three questions:
- What do these changes and the end of the project mean for digital inclusion in Leeds?
- What impact will this have on your organisation and service delivery?
- How will your organisation tackle digital inclusion in the future?”
The conference takes place at Hillside, Beeston Road, Leeds, LS11 8ND from 1:30pm to 4:30pm on Tuesday 14 October 2014.
For further information and to book a place on the event, please contact:
Vic Berry, Get IT Together Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or phone: 07780 480 968.