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Innovate Trust digital solutions project receives future funding

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The digital team at Innovate Trust is proud to announce it has received additional funding to help adults with disabilities become more digitally included across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

This funding will provide tailored support, training, and guidance to adults with disabilities and social services colleagues forming a part continuation of the Digital Solutions project – that provided support to adults with disabilities across the regions during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more about the original project by clicking here.

watch our project video above to find out more about the project.

The project continues to provide resources to enable people with disabilities to access the technology that best suits their needs.

The goal is to provide adults with disabilities with the skills and knowledge to use digital technology confidently, meaningfully, and safely. This includes helping them to access essential services online, to develop digital skills, and to use digital technology to support their participation in the local and online community.

The team at Innovate Trust will collaborate with local partners, including Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan councils, to achieve the best possible outcome for adults with disabilities in the region. Creating the first third-sector team to support digital assessments and triage services. The additional funding will provide tailored support to colleagues across the local authorities, training, and guidance to adults with disabilities and social services colleagues.

The digital team also plan to work closely with carers and families to ensure that adults with disabilities have the best possible access to digital resources. This includes providing additional support for those unable to access digital resources independently.

This is an important step in helping those living with disabilities in Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan to remain connected.

Why is digital inclusion important for adults with disabilities?

There are many reasons why digital inclusion is important for adults with disabilities. Here are just a few:

Access to essential services: Many essential services are now available online, such as banking, shopping, and healthcare. Adults with disabilities who are not digitally included may be unable to access these services.

Participation in the community: Digital technology can help adults with disabilities to participate in the community in various ways. For example, they can use social media to stay connected with friends and family, or they can use online learning resources to further their education.

Increased independence: Digital technology can help adults with disabilities to live more independently. For example, they can use online shopping to have groceries delivered to their door, or they can use video conferencing to stay connected with friends and family who live far away.

How can you help?

There are many ways that you can help to support digital inclusion for adults with disabilities. Here are a few ideas:

Volunteer your time: Many organisations provide digital inclusion services for adults with disabilities. You can volunteer your time to help with these organisations, such as by providing tech support or tutoring.

Donate old technology to a digital inclusion organisation: Many organisations provide digital inclusion services for adults with disabilities. You can donate to these organisations to help them continue their important work.

Spread the word: Many people are not aware of the importance of digital inclusion for adults with disabilities. You can help to raise awareness of this issue by talking to your friends, family, and community members.

By taking these steps, you can help to make a difference in the lives of adults with disabilities.

If you would like to discover more about this project or learn how you can get involved, please contact us here.

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