Digitober 2022

Digitober is a month-long festival that celebrates and showcases the amazing work of Greater Manchester’s digital sector throughout the month of October. Greater Manchester local authorities are working together to ensure all GM residents can Get Online (external link).

This October, try one thing to get you, your family and friends online. We have created a programme of activities to help everyone learn basic digital skills and experience the joys of the digital world.

To follow our team online, check out our @DigitalWigan Twitter and @DigitalWigan Instagram accounts.

Celebrate Get Online Week with us

Try one thing to get online between 17th-23rd October.

Get Online Week is an annual digital inclusion campaign run by charity Good Things Foundation. Get Online Week sees thousands of local events take place each year hosted by community organisations, giving everyone the chance to find the support they need to improve their digital skills and get motivated to learn more. Last year, hundreds of community organisations in the UK held events for people with low or no digital skills, reaching over 30,000 people.

Where to find digital learning and support

Are you supporting digitally excluded adults in Wigan?

The Tablet Lending Library aims to bridge the digital divide by helping local organisations and professionals connect digitally excluded adults to a free tablet device with data. The scheme also makes multiple tablet devices available to loan for projects run by partner organisations looking to deliver their own digital inclusion projects.

If you’re an organisation working to tackle digital exclusion in Wigan borough, you can help residents and gain priority access to devices, training and data by joining the Digital Communities Partnership.

How we've been supporting residents to get online

  • Digital Wigan Stories - Find out how Wigan Council have been helping people to get online with access to devices, data and a network of partners working together to support people with digital learning and skills.

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