MORE THAN 4,500 PEOPLE ARE TO RECEIVE FREE TABLETS, CONNECTIVITY AND TRAINING TO TACKLE DIGITAL EXCLUSION IN THE LIVERPOOL CITY REGION
- Free devices, internet access and basic skills training to help residents get online
- More than 300,000 working age LCR residents are either limited or non-users of the internet
- Increasing digital inclusion can help tackle socio-economic inequalities
- Liverpool City Region to pilot national Digital Inclusion Initiative
More than 4,500 people across the Liverpool City Region are set to receive free tablets, internet access and on-line skills training, thanks to an exciting partnership aimed at helping people get online.
Participants in the scheme will receive a free android tablet, along with in-person training on getting the most out of the internet, and six months of free data.
The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is facilitating the scheme, which is part of the Digital Inclusion Initiative, an industry-led programme committed to bridging the digital divide by driving digital skills, enhancing lives through better digital connectivity, and stimulating economic growth across the UK.
Working with Lloyds Bank and Vodafone, roll-out in the Liverpool City Region will start with a pilot delivering tablets and training to 300 local people who are unemployed or economically inactive.
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