VCFSE Sector Digital Inclusion Listening Event (Thursday 30th June, 10am-12noon)

Do you work in the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector operating in the Liverpool City Region (LCR)?

Do you deliver digital inclusion interventions/ activities, or otherwise have an interest in digital inclusion/ exclusion, with views to share about its impact on your local community or the client groups you work with?

If so, you are warmly invited to attend an online Digital Inclusion Listening Event being run by VOLA on Thursday 30th June, 10am – 12noon.   

You don’t have to be a specialist in delivering IT training, or have an IT suite open to the community, or anything like that. If you have an interest in Digital Inclusion in your local community, with views or ideas to share then you are very welcome!

  • We want to hear about the good work that is going on at a local level and making a positive impact on Digital Inclusion across LCR communities.
  • We also want to hear what people think is important in the area of Digital Inclusion, where there may be gaps, what help might be needed, good ideas, etc.

So please come along and share your insight, experience, thoughts and ideas. We will be delighted if you do!

To book your place, follow this link to the Eventbrite platform.  Once you have registered to reserve your place, you will receive an automated email to confirm your booking.  In this email, if you click on the ‘View the event’ button the Zoom link will become available 30 minutes before the meeting starts.  I will also send the link to everyone that has booked on a day or two before the event in case of any glitches.

Why are we doing this?

VOLA has been commissioned by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCR CA), working in partnership with the University of Liverpool, to gather local insight and views on Digital Inclusion/ Exclusion from community and voluntary sector organisations across the city region. This is part of a wider piece of work being undertaken by the LCR CA and the University of Liverpool.

Alongside this ‘listening event’, VOLA will also be undertaking some research and mapping into current Digital Inclusion activities that are happening on the ground in local communities, so that the overall picture at a city region level can be brought up to date. This is will also hopefully identify areas of good or promising practice and innovation in the community, as well as places where they may be gaps that need to be addressed.

An online survey will be circulated throughout the sector later in June, which we strongly encourage organisations that deliver Digital Inclusion activities to complete; and we may also be in touch with some of you directly to discuss your provision DI further. More details on this will follow.