The so called digital divide is very real, as the world has become increasingly 'online' people lacking the skills or ability to access services and information are falling behind in society. Communities already digitally excluded have become further disadvantaged because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Digibus will make a difference to the lives of those most vulnerable; enabling users to better access relevant information and services, improve their digital skills, connect with friends and family, reduce social isolation and improve livelihoods.
3-D printer, robotics and coding and a virtual reality system. Digibus will travel throughout the county from late summer 2021, focusing on the areas and communities where individuals have the lowest engagement with the internet. The Digibus trainer will provide personalised sessions for visitors so they can learn as much or as little as they like; whether it's how to order their medication or groceries online, chat to friends and family, stay safe using the internet, or finding out about important services or social networks that can provide further support.
We are looking for volunteer bus/coach drivers to help with the project planning and to drive the bus, so please if you'd like to get involved, or stay updated about Digibus, including timetabling and events do sign up to the newsletter here.