The Get Blaenau Gwent Online Campaign will be launched on 25th February 2013 at Tredegar Library.The campaign brings together digital inclusion activities throughout the borough under one banner through the development of the Get Blaenau Gwent Online website, the Digital Inclusion Strategic Partnership (DISP), operational group and a digital inclusion initiative.
This innovative approach has been achieved through working in partnership with key stakeholders in Blaenau Gwent. The campaign will provide the foundation to influence the strategic direction of the digital inclusion agenda.
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 reforms 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.