Tinder Foundation began delivering the Widening Digital Participation programme in July 2013. Funded by NHS England, this three-year programme aims to address the challenge of reducing health inequalities by increasing digital inclusion. Engaging groups that are at risk of poor health and helping them to become digitally included has the potential for impact on multiple fronts, including through engaging patients in their own care, realising cost savings for the health service, and driving positive health and wellbeing outcomes. In particular, the programme seeks to achieve this by supporting people to use online health resources.
Tinder Foundation is committed to measuring the outcomes and impacts of our work; generating insights into barriers to learning and the challenges of achieving digital inclusion for all, and identifying, understanding and scaling successful delivery models that overcome these barriers and challenges. This report presents findings from an evaluation of Years 1 and 2 of the Widening Digital Participation programme.