Minister for Finance, Jane Hutt will be launching the Get Blaenau Gwent Online campaign at an event in Tredegar Library on 25th February. The Minister will meet with various groups of learners, tutors and local figures before launching the website.
Get Blaenau Gwent Online is a local strategic partnership, consisting of the Welsh Government’s Communities 2.0 Digital Inclusion Project, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council (including the adult education, leisure, IT and libraries departments), Tai Calon Community Housing and other local partners.
Blaenau Gwent ranks as the most digitally excluded county in Wales, with 46% (25,177) of the adult population unable to enjoy the opportunities and benefits that digital technologies offer.
The forthcoming Welfare Reform and the introduction of Universal Credit will bring significant challenges for many residents who are unable to use digital technologies. This proactive partnership approach to digital inclusion in Blaenau Gwent will ensure that people are able to access a well co-ordinated, appropriate package of support.
Date: 25th February 2013
Time: 1000 – 1200hrs
For more information please contact:
David Madge (01792) 484005 / 07900167906 email@example.com
Angela Jones 07766495473
Regional ICT Broker
Stephanie Davies 07788314706
Regional ICT Broker
Communities 2.0 is a Welsh Government programme and is part of the Delivering a Digital Wales strategy. Communities 2.0 is delivered by four partner organisations – the Wales Co-operative Centre, Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services, Carmarthenshire County Council and the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling (University of Glamorgan). Much of the funding for Communities 2.0 has come from the European Regional Development Fund. Communities 2.0 works in the Convergence area of Wales and parts of Wrexham, Flintshire and Powys, helping communities and small enterprises to make the most of the internet.
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