Digital inclusion pilot for social housing residents - research sharing sessions
Research findings from the largest digital inclusion social housing intervention pilot in Europe
The Greater Manchester digital inclusion pilot for social housing residents is the largest social housing intervention programme of its kind in Europe – potentially the world. Bringing together five of the UK’s internet service providers to work with five social housing providers and local authorities to explore the barriers to digital inclusion, the pilot focuses on enhancing a standard of internet connectivity and improved participation and aims to reach 5,000 social housing households.
This series of sessions will see various professionals present research findings and insights with each session focussing on a different aspect of the pilot.
Session 1, 17th November 2022
The first session highlighted initial findings through resident surveys, learning from intel on the ground, and disseminating a better understanding of residents’ needs. Such research is of particular interest to industry, public sector organisations, charities and professionals working with residents in social housing settings.
Session 2, 12th December 2022
This session focussed on the learning and experience of social housing providers as they explore their role in cultivating safe homes and supportive services to residents within the context of social housing settings. The session included a focus around job seekers, older adults, disabled people and families.
Session 3, 2nd February 2023
This session continued the focussed on the learning and experience of social housing providers as they explore their role in cultivating safe homes and supportive services to residents within the context of social housing settings.