Entry is open to organisations from any sector who can show how good communication and collaboration has delivered a positive impact on people’s lives through technology.
This award recognises partnerships and projects where multiple partners have collaborated with the aim of supporting people to get online. The entry can be made by one organisation but must clearly explain the role of any partners and the nature of the partnership.
As part of the nomination process we will ask for your contact details each time you submit an entry, including an email address and your postcode. We will only use your email address to update you on progress with the Awards and your postcode will help us to track where entries come from.
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) for Get Connected Investment Project Partnership
Get Connected Investment Project is a capital grant scheme that has distributed almost £12 million to over 1200 care providers and benefitted 29,000 services users, carers and staff.
With a number of partners working closely together, the technology provided has helped service users communicate with family and friends, better manage their care needs, find information, and access online services.
The funding has also helped care staff to access relevant information online, research new activities, and support their professional development.
Blackpool Wyre & Fylde Council for Voluntary Service
As part of its work as a UK online centre the CVS has developed a new partnership with Job Centre Plus and Blackpool’s Diamond Community Interest Company.
Together they are improving employment prospects for local people by providing CV workshops, computer training, volunteer training, outreach sessions and formal one to one sessions using laptops in Job Centre Plus offices.
With the support of 15 digital champions the partnership bridges the gap between different sectors to help people find the support they need.
Kingston Library and Heritage Service/Kingston Job Centre Plus
The partnership between Kingston Library and Heritage Service and Kingston Job Centre Plus is delivering Back to Work groups in local libraries.
These groups provide practical IT help for the many people who don’t have internet access at home, and help them with various skills such as writing CVs, attaching a CV to an email and, applying for jobs online and so on.
Job Centre Plus direct people to resources available at the job centre, such as training for interview techniques.