Bridging The Digital Divide….Blog Update

 
Had a good chat yesterday with Solitaire Pritchard , who despite her name , is not a Bond Girl , but works in regeneration at Newport City Homes.
 
Like us they are really interested in doing more business with customers online and the greater opportunities it brings them.
 
Like us their intelligence is sketchy about the actual internet access amongst the customer base.
 
We are both currently looking at a pilot to bring internet access and training to 400 families who are currently excluded. The project will look at the reasons for exclusion, the barriers to getting online but provide some practical solutions to broadband provision , training and provision of IT.

It’s not a hand out though. Both of us are looking at what a social enterprise/business start up could look like that delivers the project – but also creates some employment and training outcomes.

Watch this space for updates

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Paul Taylor

I’m a facilitator, innovator and designer. I work with organisations to identify problems and solve them in ways that combine creativity with practical implementation. I have a track record in project delivery and service change that crosses all disciplines and has resulted in millions of pounds in business benefits. This work has resulted in numerous acknowledgements and awards. In 2013 I established Bromford Lab as a new way for the organisation to embrace challenge and adopt a ‘fast fail’ approach to open innovation. Nearly everything the Lab works on is openly accessible at www.bromfordlab.com. I'm a regular contributor to forums , think-tanks , and research reports and a speaker or advisor at conferences and events.

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