Toxteth has one of the highest rates of digital exclusion in the country with the result that many local people are unable to manage their benefit claims, arrange for home deliveries and many other essential services.
Include-IT Mersey is a pioneering project, jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund as part of its Building Better Opportunities Programme.
The project provides a personalised package of support to digitally excluded residents of the Liverpool City Region that are out of work to help improve their IT and online skills, confidence in using and practical access to digital technologies and, ultimately, support them towards and into employment.
The project is delivered by a partnership of not-for-profit and public sector partners spanning the six boroughs of Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, Halton and Wirral, with specific target areas in each borough.
Led by Sefton CVS, in collaboration with VOLA Consortium members, local Housing Associations and Local Authorities, this innovative multi-agency partnership is founded on partners that really care about their local communities. It ensures that those in need of support to help develop their IT skills, access to online services and digital technologies will receive the best possible service, whatever their starting point. In addition to IT skills development, assistance includes employability and personal skills development to support people into or closer to employment.
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