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Stockport appoints Good Things to raise local digital skills

10/10/18

UKA Correspondent

Stockport Council has appointed social change charity Good Things Foundation to run a new partnership programme to help residents improve their digital skills.

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The programme, named DigiKnow, is part of Stockport’s commitment to upskilling residents and getting everyone online.

Good Things Foundation will be working with strategic partners Starting Point, Stockport Homes and The Prevention Alliance to recruit a network of organisations across the borough to provide tailored support to help people improve their digital skills.

Training will be delivered through libraries, community organisations and other frontline service providers in Stockport.

It will also make use of Good Things Foundation’s online learning platform, Learn My Way.

Councillor Elise Wilson, cabinet member for reform and governance at Stockport Council, said: “We are committed to helping our residents get online and improve their digital skills so they don’t miss out on the benefits that digital brings. By working together with Good Things Foundation and Stockport community based organisations we can establish the local network required to reach those residents who aren’t currently online.

“We are confident that this new programme will help more people in Stockport to develop the digital skills they need to stay connected, find jobs, save money and feel happier and healthier.”

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