We were delighted to host the #DigitalSalford launch here at The Landing on 11th January. The event saw the launch of three new groundbreaking digital initiatives for Salford: MyCity Salford, MyCity Health and Digital You
(photo via @ShapingSalford)
Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, opened the event and outlined the digital vision for the region. Salford Mayor Paul Dennett shared his vision of a digitally inclusive city.
Thanks for being here today. We’re a city of firsts. And today we’re announcing our drive to become a digitally inclusive city. We live in exciting times, developing skills and pioneering innovation #DigitalSalford and we are have work to do ensure we do not leave anyone behind pic.twitter.com/gAYLh8E4ow
— SalfordMayor (@salford_mayor) January 11, 2018
Hosted in Launch, our 6th floor tech coworking and event space, partners including Good Things Foundation, Barclays, Lloyds Bank and TalkTalk discussed Salford’s digital revolution and shared their roles in the digital Salford movement. A community panel also shared their experiences of digital in their everyday lives and as volunteer digital champions.
Attendees were also able to explore My City Salford, My City Health and Digital You platforms, and pledge their own support for the campaign.
#DigitalSalford Our community panel – thank you! @WalkdenC @CorinthTraining pic.twitter.com/7ecpI1nRJ9
— Claire Fewings (@ClaireFewsta) January 11, 2018
Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “We want to be the first city in the UK where everyone benefits from the digital revolution – everything from internet access and all the benefits that can bring to using data or technology to keep people independent in their own homes or create new products or services”.
Launched at today’s event were:
My City Salford
This brand new digital community hub connects residents, businesses and organisations across Salford, helping everyone to stay informed and make a difference in their neighbourhood.
My City Health
This innovative digital wellness hub provides information, services and support on eating, drinking, smoking, thinking, fitness, disability and sexual health directly to residents.
This is a landmark digital inclusion project between Salford City Council and Good Things Foundation to help the most disadvantaged residents develop the digital skills and confidence to get online.