New pilot launched to address digital poverty for care leavers in Salford

Care Leavers Digital Inclusion Pilot

A new, first of its kind pilot has been launched to support care leavers in Salford to get online and benefit from the opportunities the digital world brings. 

The pilot, which is now live in Salford, will support 40 care leavers with a comprehensive package of support including access to free data for 12 months, free devices through the Salford Council device donation scheme and free digital skills training to support them to build their skills and confidence online. 

The pilot is being delivered as a partnership between Salford City Council, GMCA, Good Things FoundationSalford Foundation and Virgin Media O2. With the free data being donated through the National Databank, set up by Good Things Foundation and Virgin Media O2. 

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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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