The Carnegie UK Trust has today published a new report which we thought you may be interested in: Making Digital Real: Case Studies of How to Help the Final Fifth Get Online
The Carnegire Trust argues that having access to the internet is now an essential service and is described by some as the ‘fourth utility’. But a fifth of UK households remain offline – and it is often those who could gain the most from internet access who are the least likely to be connected.
Making Digital Real sets out 7 Digital Participation Tests that local authorities, housing providers and other public, voluntary and community organisations can use to help plan their activities to support more people to gain access to the internet. The report also provides Case Studies of successful digital participation initiatives in Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow, Sunderland, Wiltshire and Fife, illustrating a wide range of different approaches that can be used to tackle digital exclusion.
Please click here to download the seven Digital Participation Tests and the six Case Studies.