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Society's most vulnerable gain digital voice

6th February 2018

After delivering inTouch training courses for several years to help the most digitally excluded in society get to grips with the online world, Digital Voice is delighted to announce that a different approach to gaining online skills has been developed for refugees and others seeking work: our new skillsforlife and employability courses.

DV has built on its experience of offering bespoke courses, such as the digital CVs and help for people to do online research to launch new courses, which we have piloted successfully in partnership with Gateshead Housing Company. People who are digitally excluded have difficulty accessing online services, such as Universal Credit and jobsearching. Gateshead Housing Company has recognised this need, and we have devised the skillsforlife course for its customers.

We have now begun to roll this new service out in County Durham and aim to secure funding to do so in Tyne and Wear during 2018. In addition, DV is currently developing employability courses, which we will offer to a wide range of groups across the region.

Find out more about this project here.

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