How digital skills help

87%

Say it helps them to connect better with friends and family

55%

Say it makes them feel more part of a community

44%

Say it helps them to manage physical and mental well-being

75%+

Of jobs require at least some digital skills, so learning digital skills significantly improves your job prospects.

£348

On average more is spent on household bills irrespective of income, household or age for those without digital skills.

68%

Of 11 to 18 year olds say they'd find it difficult to complete school work without the internet.

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Our standpoint

The MDC’s vision is that everyone should have equal access and opportunity to life-enhancing benefits the digital world can provide.

 

We work to achieve this vision together, hand in hand, to utilise all of the digital resources that we each have to tackle the issues surrounding digital exclusion head-on.

 

 

THE FOUR CORE MOTIVES

DEVICES

Without a device a connection to the digital world is impossible. We work to source as many devices as we can to ensure that everyone has access to one. Currently we are accepting phone donations if you have and old device going spare.

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INTERNET ACCESS

Having a connection to the internet should not be an unaffordable luxury. The MDC works to list as many available resources in Manchester and works with other organisations to secure Internet access for those who need it the most.

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LEARNING

Once you’ve got a phone and an internet connection, you need to learn how to gain all of the benefits the digital world has to offer. Here at the MDC we offer free online digital training courses and list other available courses in Manchester.

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AWARENESS

Did you know, in the North West of England 12% of people still can’t turn on their device and log in? We believe that to tackle the issues surround digital exclusion more people need to become aware of digital exclusion and its implications.

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GET IN TOUCH

Feel free to get in touch with us anytime. We're always here to help as much as we can and we're always open to new innovative ideas.

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