My Digital Life

The Wales Co-operative Centre is one of the delivery partners of My Digital Life, a project which integrates digital skills into life skills programmes to help young people facing disadvantage.

My Digital Life is funded by the Nominet Trust as part of its Digital Reach programme, a pioneering initiative developed to increase digital skills amongst some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people.

We’re working alongside YMCA Swansea, Llamau and GISDA to co-design and co-deliver sessions to young people in Wales, so that they have the digital skills to reach their full potential. The sessions are very much tailored to the needs of the participants, but could include digital skills to manage money, apply for jobs and live healthier lives.

The 2017 Basic Digital Skills report suggests that, despite an overall increase in the number of UK adults who have gained basic digital skills, at least 3% (300,000) of those aged 15-24 are still being left behind. Nominet Trust’s research indicates that it is this group that is the most likely to be facing multiple forms of disadvantage.

For more information on My Digital Life and the Nominet Trust’s Digital Reach programme, download the Digital Reach prospectus or follow @WalesCoopCentre and #DigitalReach on Twitter.