Good Things Foundation: Annual Report

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Annual Report 2017/2018

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It's been a
good year for
Good Things Foundation

Annual Report 2017/18

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We've supported 320,000 excluded people to improve their lives through digital

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We’ve worked on 29 projects across our digital and social inclusion programmes, with partners including:

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Department for Eduction
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Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government
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NHS Digital
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as well as:

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Lloyds Banking Group
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Talk Talk
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Joseph Rountree Foundation
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National Lottery: Big Lottery Fund
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Our Impact

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people supported to improve their basic digital skills

through the DfE's Future Digital Inclusion programme

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And we achieved the following results

73% of people progressed to employment related activity
88% of people progressed to further learning
32% of people progressed to volunteering
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people supported
through our English
My Way programme

for those who didn’t speak English as a first language

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72% of learners improved their level of English for speaking and listening while increasing their confidence in the following situations:

81% in shops or on public transport
81% speaking to neighbours and acquaintances
79% with teachers, doctors and other professionals
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7 Pathfinders were

Our NHS Widening Digital Participation Programme tested new approaches to engaging people with low digital skills experiencing health inequalities

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Provided in depth, personalised support, helping people in poverty improve their wellbeing through our Reboot UK programme

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Helped improve lives by developing digital skills and confidence through a trailblazing, localised partnership approach with Salford City Council

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Our Network

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5,054 centres in our Online Centres Network

3,624 Centre partners (offering help and support so people can improve their digital skills)

1,430 Organisations who provide access to the internet

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179 new organisations joined the network this year. Welcome to you all!

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Reaching Out

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Our annual Digital Evolution conference was attended by over 150 people

who heard from inspiring speakers and took part in practical workshops

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We reached over 45,000 people during Get Online Week - our annual digital inclusion campaign

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132,190 people supported through our Learn My Way learning platform to improve their basic digital skills, 27 new or updated courses, helping them take their first steps with digital

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And we trained
5,888 Digital

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Growing &
Going Global

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  • 1 new office
  • 8 new staff
  • 2 new contracts
  • 1,000 partners

We’re working with two government departments and 1,000 Be Connected Network Partners, helping to support older Australians to improve their digital literacy

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1 pilot delivered,
training 20 librarians
across 62 libraries

as Digital Champions in the Kenyan National Library, allowing us to investigate the role Learn My Way can play

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Our UK team:

53 strong, 15 new faces

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We couldn’t have done this without all of our partners, especially in the Online Centres Network

Thanks to you all!

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