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Digital Leaders Week in Salford 2023

People watching one of the presentations

Digital Leaders week has passed and we are, once again, proud to have been able to represent Salford highlighting the digital support that is available across the city, how we use digital services to accelerate the support our residents receive and the transformations that have occurred throughout Salford Council.

We've had a very busy year at Salford Council and we've been eager to share our progress with the public. Salford hosted a number of events online over this week contributing to Digital Leaders Week, and a successful in person event at Broughton Hub which is in the heart of our community., inviting partners, members of our networks and fellow local authority teams from various locations.

This event showcased Salford’s innovative approaches to digital inclusion, debt recovery, and how we support residents financially and the most vulnerable in our communities through our BetterOff and Digital Everyone programmes. It was a unique opportunity to share our pioneering approaches, expertise and experiences.

Steve Fry presenting stood in front of a groupA group of people listening to a presentation stood in the community hub

Digital Leaders 100

The prestigious Digital Leaders 100 awards celebrates organisations leading digital transformation in the UK. We were excited to be shortlisted for a DL100 Award in the category of Digital Public Service Innovation of the Year. This is for the innovative way in which we delivered the government’s energy rebate scheme last year and how our digital services team provided added value for customers.

We're thrilled to announce that not only did the council win Digital Public Service Innovation of the Year for its delivery of the government’s energy rebate scheme, it was also named Overall DL100 Winner!

Team photo in front of winner banner

Sharing Best Practices in Salford

Alongside the in person event and the awards we also took a part of the Digital Leaders National Events and hosted a number of virtual talks over the week from our Digital Team at Salford, all of which are below.

We started the week with our award winning, innovative service, from the Council Tax Team, sharing 'Digital innovation and added value for council tax customers'

Scott Patterson shared 'Developing apps to aid culture change'

Our partners at IN4 Group, shared 'Fair access to technology futures: How IN4 Group is pioneering the future of digital skills and innovation from the heart of the North West'

On the Thursday Matt Wall and his team shared 'Cyber Resilience “The Salford Way'

Following this, a member of our DevOps team shared 'Salford’s digital accessibility journey'

We finished the week with our Director of Digital & Customer Services, Steve Fry who shared his thoughts on 'Leadership with a difference'

If you are interested in learning more about DL 100 2023 awards, please visit the website below.

Meet the DL100 Winners 2023 

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Digital Everyone

The Digital Everyone project is part of Salford’s aim to become a Digital City, an ambition which forms part of our wider vision for a better, fairer Salford to improve resident’s lives.

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