The voluntary community and social enterprise sector is facing huge challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic and UK lockdown. One of these is related to digital inclusion.
The current situation has exasperated existing digital inequalities and the VONNE and Local Infrastructure Organisations’ recent VCSE sector survey found that those groups of people in the North East most likely to be impacted by Covid-19 are older people, people with disabilities and children and young people. These are also the groups most likely to struggle to access support services digitally. This chimes with the national picture.
The aim of this event is to bring interested people together to identify common challenges for the sector related to digital inclusion, get a sense of regional variations, and start to identify potential solutions.