Digital inclusion

Digital inclusion

Popular Open Access Libraries set to extend early opening hours

More than 3,600 people have signed up to use South Gloucestershire libraries using Open Access technology in the first six months since changes to...

Contract awarded which will see improved broadband service in South Gloucestershire

Even more people in South Gloucestershire are set to benefit from our ongoing rollout of broadband, after contracts were awarded for the next stage...

Extra computers and support at Thornbury library as One Stop Shop...

New arrangements to help local residents needing to access services from the council have been introduced at Thornbury library following the closure of the...

Digital exclusion heatmap for South Gloucestershire

Launched in October 2015, the digital exclusion heatmap shows the likelihood of digital exclusion across the UK at a local authority level. The heatmap...

Low-cost computer scheme in South Gloucestershire

In December 2015 a scheme launched across South Gloucestershire to help people who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford a personal computer (PC). A...

Festival of Learning in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire libraries are hosting taster sessions as part of the nationwide 2017 Festival of Learning (19 to 25 June). Local libraries are inviting residents...

Social media and the heritage sector

Representatives from heritage organisations across the Bristol region came together on the 3 March 2017 in South Gloucestershire to attend a special event "Social...

Jobcentre Plus launches new Twitter service

Jobcentre Plus have launched a new localised twitter service for South Gloucestershire and Bristol, sharing more about what they do and what they know...

Digital computer skills for life

South Gloucestershire Community Learning are running a six week course "Digital computer skills for life" this summer at Cadbury Heath library. Learners will be...

SportsPound digital improvements

SportsPound is an initiative to help 3000 residents change their behaviour and become more active.  There are over 200 weekly physical activities on offer,...

Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017 took place on Tuesday 7 February with the theme 'be the change: unite for a better internet'. South Gloucestershire Council...

How do libraries support digital inclusion?

The library service in South Gloucestershire delivers a range of services to support people getting online. In 2015/16 the service provided 137,000 hours of...

Council customer services and supporting a digital vision

South Gloucestershire Council's Customer Services team have embarked on a journey that continues to improve customer access and at the same time better understand...

Learn basic online skills for free at a South Gloucestershire centre

South Gloucestershire Council's Community Learning service are currently running a free 10 week course 'Digital Skills: IT for life and work' for adults 19+...

Networking event at the Vassal Centre, Fishponds

The Good Things Foundation will hold a free regional celebration event 'Facing the Future - Together' on Tuesday 14 March 10.30-15.30 at the Vassal...

JobcentrePlus digital service update

All JobcentrePlus (JCP) offices now have Wi-Fi enabled Web Access Devices (WADs) and have removed job points and customer access phones. This is part...

Tinder Foundation change of name

The charity organisation that delivers the online learning platform Learn My Way has recently changed its name to The Good Things Foundation. Good Things...

STEM’s amazing family fun fair

As part of British Science Week 2017, South Gloucestershire library service will host STEM’s amazing family fun fair. STEM which stands for Science, Technology,...

Superfast Broadband Programme in South Gloucestershire

The Phase 1 Superfast Broadband Project contract was signed in January 2013 with British Telecom (BT) and Phase 1 completed in March 2015. The...

Be Online 2017

Be Online 2017 takes place 27 February - 12 March with the theme for 2017 being ‘for a new job, new skills or for...

Drop in tech sessions at Kingsmeadow Community flat

Knightstone Housing Association are running drop-in sessions during February and March at Kingsmeadow Community Flat, Barrington Close, Kingswood to help residents get more familiar...