Digital Unite has won a new three-year contract with Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group, for the continuation of its tenant digital inclusion programmes.
Digital Unite’s programme for Clarion Futures comprises its digital champions’ network (DCN), which provides a strong central foundation for the programme for digital champions themselves and Clarion’s digital inclusion team, and its digital champion co-ordinators who provide mentoring support and work with Clarion Futures’ digital inclusion officers to deliver the programme. In the past year, over 230 trained digital champions have helped more than 1,100 people across the UK.
Over the next few years, Digital Unite will extend the reach of the digital inclusion project. This will include identifying and supporting new digital champion communities, enhancing the online learning experience and developing the role of ‘super champions’ who will provide valuable peer-to-peer support for existing and new champions.
Stephanie Noyce, head of money and digital, Clarion Futures, said, “We’re very proud of our digital champions’ network and the difference it’s making in our communities; it’s an integral part of our commitment to transform thousands of lives every year. Digital Unite’s high-quality service and structured approach to delivery provide a strong framework for our regional digital inclusion activities.”