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GOOD THINGS FOUNDATION MARKS DIGITAL SKILLS MILESTONE

Its Future Digital Inclusion programme has now helped more than a million people

The Future Digital Inclusion programme has helped more than a million people gain digital skills, the Good Things Foundationhas said.

The social change charity said the milestone had been achieved through the programme and £15m of backing from the Department for Education that has been directed at communities across England.

Scheduled over five years, Future Digital Inclusion is designed to help people who are excluded from the digital world to learn the skills that will enable them to benefit from technology. More than 80 per cent of those so far helped face social exclusion, including unemployment, poverty, low skills or disabilities, the foundation said.

The programme supports people to learn a range of basic digital skills, from using a mouse, keyboard or touchscreen for the first time to using internet banking, accessing digital health resources and applying for work online.

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