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Homelessness and Digital Inclusion: Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Homelessness and Digital Inclusion: Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Homelessness and Digital Inclusion: Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Join Atif Choudhury (CEO and Co-founder, Diversity and Ability), Greg Headley (Partnerships Manager, Homeless Link) and Nahid Behzadi (Curriculum Coordinator, Crisis) for a roundtable discussion on the lessons we can, and must, learn from COVID-19.

The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing social and economic inequalities. During the lockdown, many public services and charities had to close their physical doors and shift some of their services online. But the shift online has highlighted the digital divide, with those who don't have digital literacy or access to technology being further isolated from essential services.

In order to try and tackle digital isolation, businesses and schools have distributed devices such as laptops and free mobile data/Wi-Fi.

This is positive in encouraging wider participation, getting those online who otherwise wouldn't be. These devices are vital in our ever growing digital by default world.

This is an interactive, open conversation with breakout sessions for deeper dives into discussion points. It is the first in a series of roundtables on homelessness and digital inclusion.

14:00 – 16:15 Wednesday 30th June.

Find out more and register to attend here.