In partnership with the Good Things Foundation and Foundation Scotland, the Wise Group have been able to embark on potentially game changing technology provision to some areas of greatest digital inequality in Scotland and NE England.
The Wise Group has led a rapid response to some of Scotland’s biggest civic challenges since the COVID-19 outbreak, to continue to support those who need it most. We have led the national response to support prisoners early release, are tackling unemployment and fighting fuel poverty. But how to continue to deliver basic digital skills support at a time of digital dislocation for so many?
One thing that has become abundantly clear to us in recent weeks is, that even in 2020, not everyone in society has the means or the skills to instantly transition to a world of remote working, learning and living. Technology has become front and centre of how we will navigate these unchartered waters.
In a series of new partnerships with the Good Things Foundation’s Devices Dot Now and Make It Click initiatives, and Foundation Scotland’s Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund, we’ve been able to embark on potentially game changing technology provision to some areas of greatest digital inequality in Scotland and NE England. Together we have been able to supply laptops or tablets to digitally dislocated customers so we can continue to deliver online digital skills courses, empower improvement in their digital skillset and increase digital confidence.
(Update provided by the Wise Group)