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Terry Price: Digital Gateway Seminar

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Communities 2.0
    • Project, ERDF and Assembly funded, works across 30% wards in convergence areas
    • Delivery partners Wales Cooperative Centre, PAVS, Carmarthen County Council, GEECS from Uni of Glamorgan and Novas Scarman
    • 2 strands – digital inclusion and social enterprise
  • 3. the final frontier – using technology to get organised
    • Digital Exclusion now usually defined as:
    • “ Not getting online”
    • - for whatever reason
  • 4. How many people?
    • In Wales it is estimated 34% of adult population are digitally excluded
    • 700,000 people
    • Over 5% worse than the UK average
    • Gap closing
  • 5. In the London Thames Gateway
    • Broadband penetration is above the national average:
    • UK average: 29.28%
    • Wales average: 25.54%
    • London Thames Gateway: 32.71%
  • 6. With some difference between boroughs
    • Barking and Dagenham 33.67%
    • Bexley 34.01%
    • Greenwich 34.54%
    • Hackney 35.75%
    • Havering 34.18%
    • Lewisham 32.47%
    • Newham 26.84%
    • Redbridge 33.43%
    • Tower Hamlets 26.08%
    • Waltham Forest 37.07%
  • 7. Digital Exclusion in Wales - Who are we talking about?
    • Figures rise to over 60% amongst:
    • Older people
    • People with disabilities
    • People in social classes C2, D and E
    • Low income households
    • People with no formal qualifications
    • For tenants in social housing the expected figure is around 60%
  • 8. The Really Scary Stuff ! !
    • The National Plan for Digital Inclusion estimated that conducting all public service transactions could save up to £600m a year
    • By 2012 the primary vehicle, not exclusive, for public service delivery will be online – the new Gov have just realised the potential!!
    • No doubt a “cuts” culture will start a lot of thinking in public services
  • 9. Why (C2-DE 49% of UK population) users started using the internet
    • To stay in touch with family and friends
    • To access goods and services – shopping
    • To follow hobbies
    • Why not :
    • No access
    • Not interested
    • Don’t know how
  • 10. Barriers remain the same over past few years Access: 38% Skills & Confidence: 20% Motivation: 34% “ Does the internet improve lives?” Freshminds April, 2009
  • 11. Partnership is key!
    • We see:
    • Social landlords as key partners in making any real impact on digital exclusion
    • Seek to identify all possible local contributors to a solution
    • Bring together to map solutions
    • Identify available resources and then find the means to plug any gaps
  • 12. Our practical contribution Can take many forms eg:
    • Affordability – sourcing refurbished kit, savings schemes, wireless broadband on estates or sheltered flats
    • Skills and motivation – workshops with tenants and community organisations, projects in sheltered housing - websites, story telling, DJing, archiving, how to sessions, PC building, net safety etc
    • Sustainability – providing ongoing technical support, developing techie skills with staff in RSLs and local volunteers, social enterprises
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  • 16. Set up free community Internet
  • 17. Solar powered, wireless nature cam
  • 18. Cob shelter – Residents clean up waste ground
  • 19. Create a social network
  • 20. Some fundamental questions for the next few years:
    • The Business Case for going online
    • Drivers - cost or service quality?
    • What to do with savings?
    • What about the 60% not online?
    • What’s the remaining off line service like?
    • Integration with other delivery strands?
    • Who asks the questions, is it one way traffic?
    • Can tenants put their own viewpoints?
    • Can we up skill staff volunteers and tenants to help other tenants?
  • 21. Possible ways forward
    • Seamlessly integrating with other services, activities and programmes – finance inclusion an obvious link
    • Assessing tenants capabilities and barriers
    • Plan engagement and skills development programmes (not in isolation from other thing)
    • Equipping staff, volunteers and tenants to support other tenants
    • Making online communication truly 2 way – share ownership
    • Help tenants get better organised and share the management of the process
    • Creating affordable solutions to broadband and equipment purchase – social enterprises?
    • Ask staff and tenants what they want, make it relevant and fun!!
  • 22. Further ideas http://www.digitalinclusionwales.org.uk/400288 A series of videos and live streamed workshops – just scroll down on right hand side