Catalyst Mutual Enterprise CIC is part of the National Online Centres Network led by ‘Good Things Foundation’ delivering programme to help people develop the skills they need to connect with the world.
As more and more services put their primary portals for access online, those without the ability to use the internet and digital devices risk exclusion and isolation. From job-searching, managing money and accessing discounts on household bills, using NHS and care services, to social and political engagement – a lack of digital skills is a considerable disadvantage.
Catalyst is delivering tutor-led workshops to build skills including:
- learning how to use digital devices of all kinds;
- setting up email and social media accounts online;
- accessing financial services, from claiming Universal Credit to banking online
- creating CVs, using online job-searching sites and completing applications
- being energy literate and making informed decisions in managing energy and other utilities
- accessing health services to make appointments, order prescriptions and find advice and information
Equipped with these skills, learners will be able to navigate the internet and online services safely and confidently for all of their needs. The Digital and Financial Literacy Birmingham (DFLB) programme is ultimately about supporting and enabling people in the most deprived and financially vulnerable communities and neighbourhoods to gain the digital and financial capability to help them adapt to the change in Universal Credit claim process and open up further learning and employment opportunities.
We are working to help the community benefit from a more inclusive neighbourhood, to be better informed in making decisions about their health and wellbeing, to manage their energy use, to have increased employment prospects and the ability to make financial savings.
For further information, please contact Catalyst Mutual Enterprise CIC at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0121 607 1798.
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