During the pandemic, we worked with the Digital Lifeline project which distributed over 5,500 devices to adults with learning disabilities, along with the data and digital skills support to use these devices safely and with confidence.
Digital Lifeline was an emergency response project funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and delivered by Good Things Foundation in partnership with AbilityNet and Digital Unite.
Here is a link to our project Wiki
Having a device, data and support has helped people grow their digital skills, feel more confident and connected.
The Evaluation Report has been delivered by Good Things Foundation’s researchers with RIX Social Researchers – a team of people with learning disabilities trained in peer research and supported by University of East London.
The report brings together findings from baseline and early outcomes data collected in the first few weeks after distributing devices and support, alongside insights from qualitative research undertaken in the following months with people with learning disabilities, family members and carers, and community partners. Drawing on this data, we make recommendations for policy makers, funders, practitioners and for future programmes.
You can read the project evaluation report below
Digital Lifeline Fund summary report
Digital Lifeline Fund easy read report