Basildon Council's Digital Strategy outlines the plans to deliver digital transformation within the borough.
The Council now have a Digital Inclusion Policy that represents a Council wide response to the issue of digital isolation within the borough. The policy lists outcomes the Council will strive to deliver by supporting a number of initiatives. For more information on the policy, its development and approval please read the following news article: In the news: Councillors endorse new digital inclusion policy .
You can read our Digital Inclusion Policy by opening the following attachment:.
Please revisit the site soon for more information on the initiatives we plan to deliver in response to the Councils specific identified issues faced within the borough. There is a current requirement to recruit a number of digital buddies! If this is of interest to you, then please visit Basildon Billericay & Wickford Volunteer Network website to find out more information and to apply to become a digital buddy.
The aim of the strategy is to deliver digital transformation and a change in culture, creating capability and capacity within the Council. This strategy is not just about computers, it is about the people who live and work in the borough.
The strategy will be Simpler, Smarter and Safer.
Simple to use, Smarter and more intuitive systems that provide greater access for our customers. Services will be hosted on a more secure network which ensures your personal data is safe, providing greater security against cyber crime.
We want to thank everybody that was able to attend the 'Stay Safe Online' training event which took place on 12th September 2019 at Basildon Council and delivered in partnership with Essex Police.
Some key learning to share with everyone from the session that relates to both your home and work life...
Thank you again to Essex Police for delivering the training.
As part of the Council's drive to promote opportunities for all our customers to acquire new digital skills, we want to promote the Government's new online learning platform called The Skills Toolkit. The new platform provides access to free courses relating to learning new digital skills, as well as courses on basic maths. These courses cater for all different levels of skill as there are courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels of learning.
For more information on the Government's campaign click here.
The courses available to everyone via the toolkit are FREE online training opportunities that will allow you to learn at your own pace. Courses start with helping you access online services and extend to courses on learning how to write code to create your own computer programs.