We’re celebrating all things digital in Stockport during Digitober

Over the course of the month, we will showcase some of the digital projects and services benefitting Stockport Council residents, and support Get Online Week, the national digital inclusion campaign.

Look out for more information on:

  • the 16 million page views a year our website gets from people looking to report, apply for and pay for things, and find information on services 24/7
  • how Stockport’s DigiKnow partners have now helped over 47,000 Stockport residents get online or improve their digital confidence and skills
  • our digital tool that’s helping Stockport social workers to spend more time face to face helping children and their families
  • the toolbar on our website that 5000 people a month use to change colours, typefaces and more, to read content in a way that suits their needs
  • the DigiKnow device lending library that’s provided more than 10,000 device loans and data sim cards to people on low incomes
  • the DigiKnow Helpline that has helped over 16,000 Stockport residents with digital skills and confidence
  • our digital project to improve hospital discharges to social care and free up hospital beds across Stockport
  • the Stockport device recycling scheme that’s had 4,000 donations to date, providing low-cost refurbished computers to the community and reducing the amount of e-waste going to landfill
  • Open Plus digital access so you can use most Stockport libraries when its more convenient for you
  • how we use the Big Stockport Picture to share information with our partners and communities and innovate

Councillor Jilly Julian, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, said: “Stockport challenges itself to be a radical digital borough. Our digital ambitions for change go way beyond introducing new digital technologies. They are about community, place, inclusion and putting customer needs at the heart of what we do. As a council, we are committed to addressing digital inclusion so all our residents and businesses can make the most of the opportunities of the digital era, ensuring no one gets left behind.”

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