Innovate Trust

Finalist category: Community Impact Award

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Community Impact Award, Finalist, 2020

By 2030 it is predicted that 4.5m people (8% of the population) will remain digitally disengaged. People with a disability are 35% less likely to have essential digital skills for life.

Insight by Innovate Trust is a free to use community app developed specifically for people with disabilities. The app provides 30 or more live activities per week from Tai Chi, Yoga, Music Classes, Sign Classes and more.

The community platform has become a central hub for other organisations and charities to engage directly with members, without the need of the user having to use several platforms or websites. It has also proved invaluable as a way for our members to communicate and keep in contact with family, friends and professionals during lockdown.

The app already has 20 partners utilising the platform—these range from disability rights and advocacy groups to housing associations.

In the future, the team are looking to expand the app to reach more people, widening opportunities, improving well-being and closing the gap on the digital divide.

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