Creating a more digitally confident city

Digital Brighton & Hove is a cross-sector partnership which brings together over 250 organisations working to create a more digitally confident city.

Network support – Covid-19 response

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital.

1 in 5 adults are at risk of being left behind as essential services are forced to move online. And service providers and community organisations are facing huge challenges having to switch their service delivery from ‘in-person’ to ‘digital’ support in the space of a few weeks.

It’s therefore never been more important for this network to work together to ensure everyone can access essential services. We’ve put together support offers, useful resources and training to help you and your service users get to grips with this new digital reality.

Started in 2015 as a stand-alone piece of research on digital exclusion, this successful local partnership is now in its third phase of funding and delivery. It’s run by digital skills charity Citizens Online in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council, Community Works and the Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST).

Network activities aim to help local organisations and their service users improve their digital skills, knowhow and capability.

The impact of our work

As of May 2019, the project has:

  • Developed a network of 250+ organisations and 1000+ people engaged in digital inclusion, leadership and transformation
  • Recruited 436 Digital Champions
  • Supported at least 4,500 unique individuals 
  • Delivered 6,950+ sessions of digital skills support
  • Created a bespoke signposting resource

Read the full Evaluation and Impact Report 2017-2019 (PDF)

Read case studies from partners, service users and digital champions



A more digitally confident city

People discussing issues at a DBH Network Meeting

“Digital Brighton and Hove has raised my awareness of the importance of utilising digital technology and not being scared to use it as a tool to improve my working practice and encourage others to do the same.”

– Local partnership member

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Remote Digital Champions: safeguarding and online safety

This quick guide from @digitalunite breaks it all down for you and gives you access to the recording and slides from our 'Safely Does It' webinar.

https://digitalunite.com/news-reviews/helping-others-remote-digital-champion-how-keep-you-and-your-learners-safe

Thank you for the opportunity; it was truly exhilarating! I was so enthused by everyone’s attentiveness and willingness to learn new things, and most importantly, ask questions. 💻📱

Looking forward to hearing big things with your work with @CitizensOnline1 in future! 🏆 https://twitter.com/DeafCOG/status/1375441254289399810

DeafCOG@DeafCOG

Massive thanks to @sussex_police and @DigiBTN_Hove for their excellent Zoom presentation last night. We are very grateful to Bernadette Lawrie and Bryan Rossi-Anderson for their time in answering numerous questions! @SussexGiving