The DigiKnow Alliance, who works to tackle digital exclusion in Stockport, has been nominated for an iNetwork Innovation award for ‘Transforming & Innovating Public Services’.
The DigiKnow Alliance has been recognised for its work in helping people across the borough to ensure they have access to the benefits of the digital world through skills training, as well as distributing digital devices and is among 13 organisations longlisted in the Transforming and Innovating Public Services category.
The finalists will be shortlisted by public vote which closes on 24th January and the competition is extremely tough. Local residents can vote for the DigiKnow Alliance via the iNetworking Innovation awards website.
The DigiKnow Alliance was established by Stockport Council in 2018 in collaboration with Stockport Homes, The Prevention Alliance, Starting Point Community Learning Partnership and Good Things Foundation. It now includes 35 partners from across all sectors who aim to give people in Stockport the digital skills, confidence and access they need to use the internet.
Since 2018 it has already helped 9,000 Stockport residents to get online and improve their digital skills and confidence.
Since the start of the pandemic, the DigiKnow partners have introduced new support for residents, including a Helpline for digital support, retraining Digital Champions to help people over the phone, and distributing over 1,000 devices and data to people without access to the internet. If you’d like any further information or would be interested to join the Alliance, please complete the form on the Digital Stockport website.