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Digital Inclusion Alliance Wales

Hamish Laing, Cath Fallon and Sara Woollatt introduce the Digital Inclusion Alliance Wales

Urgent and radical action is needed to increase digital inclusion in Wales

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Heléna Herklots, writes about the significant impact of digital exclusion on older people and calls for action on removing the barriers to digital access

14 August 2020

E-learning course to help health and social care key workers digitally upskill during Covid-19

The new bi-lingual course has been developed in partnership between Digital Communities Wales and Digital Unite.

16 June 2020

Care homes benefiting from digital devices roll-out

Care homes across Wales are benefiting from digital devices being delivered to them as part of a Welsh Government scheme with Digital Communities Wales

01 June 2020

The importance and impact of Digital Volunteering during Covid-19

Laura Phillips, Digital Communities Wales trainer

Adapting to a new normal during Covid-19

Laura Phillips outlines how the DCW training team have had to adapt and transform their service delivery in light of the Covid-19 crisis:

15 April 2020

Hwb Heroes Assemble!

Digital Communities Wales: Digital Confidence, Health and Well-being (DCW)* and Hwb are calling on Welsh children to get creative and bring a smile to older and more vulnerable people in our communities.

Old man with iPad

13 April 2020

1000 extra digital devices will enable the rapid expansion of digital health services in Wales

DCW is about to distribute the devices to care homes and hospital wards to help people in care access vital health services and stay connected

Vaughan Gething AM Minister for Health and Social Care

12 April 2020

£800k to help vulnerable people stay connected to vital services and loved ones during Covid-19 pandemic

The Health Minister Vaughan Gething, has announced £800k of funding to supply care homes, hospital wards and hospices with digital devices to allow people to access medical video consultation services, including GP appointments, and helping them to contact loved ones during the current lockdown.

13 February 2020

Promoting digital inclusion in a complex digital world

In the two decades that I have worked in the field of digital inclusion, I have continued to be a firm advocate of the potential of technology to empower people and to bring real benefits to our lives and livelihoods, writes Karen Lewis