We run two projects, Parents First and Futures Together that match volunteers with people from different backgrounds and age groups - helping them to get online. And, we've just finished our other digital inclusion project Digitall. You can watch our short film about how we're tackling digital inclusion here.
Over the last few years our volunteers have helped hundreds of people get to grips with computers and discover the wonders of the net, so we'd like to say a big thanks. Take a look at what people got out of getting involved in Digitall or Futures Together.
Of course, we're not the only ones involved in digital inclusion. The National Digital Conference which happened over the last couple of days was celebrating the 1,200 Digital Champions who've helped get people online. The aim was also to encourage a fully ’networked nation’ so that society, economy and the latest technology are linked through partnerships with Government, industry, charities and individuals.
Myself and Hannah, headed over on the first day to find out more. Like any good conference there were some celebs; Gloria Hunniford and Stacey Soloman as well as speeches from Martha Lane Fox, UK Digital Champion, Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society, Mark Thompson, Director General, BBC and Paula Vennells, Managing Director, Post Office Ltd, as well as a keynote address by the PM, David Cameron.
It was really encouraging to hear that there was so much energy and enthusisam to get the 9 million people online who aren't already - all by 2012. If you fancy helping someone get online, you don't necessarily have to join an organisation to do it - just a computer and lots of enthusiasm. Pass IT on is a useful resource if you want to go it alone and keep an eye out for our very own digital inclusion toolkit coming soon.