London boroughs have long been concerned about the issue of digital exclusion. The Covid pandemic has made taking action to tackle it more urgent and important than ever.
The London Recovery Board’s Digital Access for All Mission has set a goal for “Every Londoner to have access to good connectivity, basic digital skills and the device or support they need to be online by 2025.” As part of this mission, the GLA and LOTI are launching The Digital Inclusion Innovation Programme (DIIP). Working with partners in the public, third and private sectors, our goal is to use innovation methods to discover, design, develop and scale initiatives that support digitally excluded Londoners who have been left particularly vulnerable during the Covid pandemic. This work is expected to start in June 2021 and last for 2 years.
Explore this page to follow details about this work, and our previous initiatives to tackle digital exclusion in London.