What is Digital Inclusion?
Digital Inclusion is making sure Digital Services such as the internet, are available to everybody.
For the current changes to the Benefits System; Universal Credit is being introduced. This will replace many current benefits including Housing Benefit and Job Seekers Allowance. The Government want around 80% of applications for Universal Credit to be online by 2017. However it is thought that out of the 8.7 million adults living in social housing, 4.1 million have never been online.
What causes Digital Exclusion?
Initial and Continued Cost
No Access To Bank Accounts
No Affordable Credit
and lots of other reasons
Why is Digital Inclusion So Important?
Education and Life Chances
Home access to a computer and the internet can improve children’s academic performance. If the 1.6 million children who live in families who do not have access to the internet got online at home, it could boost their total lifetime earnings by over £10 billion
Employment and Skills
It is estimated that between 75% and 90% of jobs now require at least some computer use. Being online also gives people more opportunity to search and apply for jobs
Offline households are missing out on around £560 worth of savings each year because they do not have access to the internet. They can make these savings through shopping, paying bills online and also using cashback sites for purchases.
How Can We Help?
What does Utility Renewals do to make sure everyone is “Digitally Included”?
We are able to offer a range of packages which will make tenants digitally included.
We can offer Mobile Phone Contracts without the usual credit checks, Home Phone and Broadband Packages, again without the usual credit checks and these are still at competitive prices compared to mainstream suppliers.
Call us now on 0333 3583425 or 01282 332070. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org for further help.