Assisted digital

Smartphones and people with disabilities: the power and the promise

Robin Christopherson MBE is Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet, a UK charity that helps older people and disabled people of all ages use computers and the internet. Here he shares his experience of how advances in technology have improved his daily …

Digital Inclusion and Government Services

As more services become digital by default, support needs to be in place for those people who cannot use them independently. 11m people in the UK currently lack digital skills and can’t use digital government services independently. Government will always …

Building a ‘digital community’: The Castle House sheltered housing scheme

A few weeks ago, members of the GDS Digital Inclusion and Assisted Digital team visited Castle House, a sheltered housing scheme that serves elderly and vulnerable people in Lambeth where they have created a “digital community”. The aim was to …