PLIAS Resettlement Digital Inclusion Project

The PLIAS Resettlement digital inclusion project was launched to empower participants with essential digital skills, thereby enabling effective access to online resources. This initiative aimed to bridge the digital divide by providing comprehensive support through workshops and personalised sessions tailored to individual needs.

Programme Overview
Participants benefited from a series of workshops and one-to-one sessions covering a wide array of digital skills. These included assistance with CV uploads, online form completion, zoom technology operation, internet security best practices, email account creation, document creation using Microsoft Office tools, internet fraud prevention strategies, and navigating social media platforms. The project’s approach was holistic, addressing both practical digital literacy skills and fostering confidence in using technology for personal and professional development.

Outcomes
The project successfully enhanced participants’ proficiency in essential digital skills. They gained confidence in managing documents, accessing online resources, and utilizing digital tools effectively. The hands-on workshops facilitated real-world application, empowering participants to apply their newfound skills independently.

Impact and Continued Support
Through this initiative, PLIAS Resettlement addressed critical barriers to digital inclusion faced by its participants. Beyond technical skills, the project fostered a supportive learning environment that encouraged collaboration and knowledge sharing among participants. Moving forward, the focus will be on expanding support into areas such as advanced CV writing techniques, job application strategies, internet research proficiency, and more. This ongoing effort aims to empower individuals in securing employment, enhancing their overall well-being, and navigating the digital landscape with confidence.

Conclusion
The PLIAS Resettlement digital inclusion project has been instrumental in equipping participants with the necessary skills to thrive in the digital age. By fostering empowerment and inclusivity, the project has contributed significantly to bridging the digital divide within the community. Continued efforts in digital skill-building and support initiatives will further enhance access to online resources and opportunities for all participants.

We express our gratitude to the London Community Foundation and Cellnex for their generous support and funding of this vital initiative.