Wag c2.0 induction april 2010

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Presentation given by Alun Burge, Welsh Assembly Government Communities Directorate.

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  • What is our role? What unites us? What do the Branches have in common?
  • We’re dealing with some difficult issues here Most of us are here because we’re committed Many of us aware that society isn’t perfect – friends, neighbours, our communities We want to make a difference
  • We’re dealing with some difficult issues here Most of us are here because we’re committed Many of us aware that society isn’t perfect – friends, neighbours, our communities We want to make a difference
  • Wag c2.0 induction april 2010

    1. 1. Communities Division Welsh Assembly Government Digital Inclusion Presentation to Communities 2.0 Induction Alun Burge April 2010
    2. 2. <ul><li>No man is an island </li></ul><ul><li>(except Barry…) </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities 2.0 - design (Jan – Sept 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- funding (Sept - Nov 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- procure (Dec 2008 - Feb 2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- commenced (April 2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stand alone initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practical activity – criteria – deprivation; geographic etc </li></ul>Digital Inclusion
    4. 4. <ul><li>‘ UK’ Digital Inclusion Action Plan (Oct 08) </li></ul><ul><li>W.A.S.C. (evidence Dec 08-May 09; report August 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Britain (Jan – July 09) </li></ul><ul><li>British: Irish Council (September 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Participation Consortium (February 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering a Digital Wales (now) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Inclusion Framework (now) </li></ul>Digital Inclusion Policy Activity
    5. 5. <ul><li>Pillars </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Service Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Must be integrated </li></ul>Delivering a Digital Wales
    6. 6. Digital Inclusion <ul><li>750,000+ (32.7% of adult population) </li></ul><ul><li>Social classes C2DE </li></ul><ul><li>Older people (61% of 55+) </li></ul><ul><li>Deprived areas </li></ul><ul><li>People with disabilities (60%) </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployed; economically inactive </li></ul><ul><li>People in social housing (70%) </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of skills and confidence </li></ul><ul><li>poor literacy levels </li></ul><ul><li>negative attitudes to computers and the internet </li></ul><ul><li>perceived lack of relevance </li></ul><ul><li>lack of financial means </li></ul><ul><li>lack of appropriate support </li></ul><ul><li>for some, accessing affordable equipment </li></ul><ul><li>accessing broadband in some areas </li></ul>Digital Inclusion
    8. 8. <ul><li>Address barriers (attitudes; technical; financial) </li></ul><ul><li>has a timeframe of 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>has no budget (resources made available elsewhere eg C2.0) </li></ul><ul><li>Welsh Assembly Government: </li></ul><ul><li>provides strategic leadership </li></ul><ul><li>brings together wide range of private; third public sector stakeholders to align activities and help deliver this agenda (including C2.0) [ will only be achieved by their contributions] </li></ul>Digital Inclusion Framework
    9. 9. <ul><li>Lots already been happening – build on it; plug gap eg </li></ul><ul><li>non-Convergence areas </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from has/has not worked elsewhere (Wales and beyond) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- British: Irish Council etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tie into other parallel planned activity eg Ofcom Digital Participation </li></ul><ul><li>- Policy Formation; Social Marketing Campaign; Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation - summer 2010; Publication - autumn 2010 </li></ul>Digital Inclusion Framework
    10. 10. <ul><li>Consumers and Citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits – financial; use of services; convenience; break down isolation; better employment and educational outcomes; improved earnings; </li></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Speed of change – technologies (BBC i Player and wii); policies; approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Change way services are delivered (Digital Britain etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>[Reduced transaction costs] ratios - One Stop Shop £5.67; Call Centre £2.43, and web £0.17. </li></ul><ul><li>[For us, social justice imperative…] . </li></ul>Digital Inclusion Framework
    11. 11. Digital Inclusion Framework & C2.0 <ul><li>Essential C2.0 linked to </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship: </li></ul><ul><li>Framework to on the ground delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Practical tying in of policies and practice </li></ul><ul><li>eg housing; older people etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Whats, wheres and hows??? </li></ul><ul><li>2 years… </li></ul>

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