In response to Birmingham’s high level of social deprivation and the continuing drive to put more public services online, we are creating a Digital Inclusion Strategy for Birmingham. The strategy will focus on affordable access for all citizens, in particular: social housing tenants; basic digital skills development based on citizens’ needs and interests; and support for small businesses and entrepreneurs to gain value from digital connectivity and skills.
- Digital Birmingham / BCC
- Digital inclusion organisations such as Tinder Foundation or Learn Direct
- Third sector such as RnR and RAWM
- Housing associations
- Broadband and wireless providers
What makes this approach smart?
A joined up, cross sector approach that aims to integrate efforts and redesign processes for better digital inclusion
Scoping exercise to develop Digital Inclusion Strategy for consultation with a small number of partners initially, that can be extended to wider Birmingham community.
- Launch Digital Inclusion Strategy in 2014 for consultation
- Embed the Digital Inclusion Strategy in the Smart City Roadmap