In July 2013 Tinder Foundation and NHS England began the three-year Widening Digital Participation programme, aiming to help more than 220,000 people improve their digital health skills. There is a huge crossover between those who are digitally excluded, and those at risk of poor health and the project aimed to provide people with digital skills to allow them to take charge of their own health. As the health service is becoming increasingly digitised, the Widening Digital Participation programme has aimed to ensure that inequalities resulting from digital exclusion don’t become more pronounced.
Tinder Foundation is committed to measuring the outcomes and impacts of its work, identifying barriers to learning and the challenges of achieving digital and social inclusion for all, as well as identifying, understanding and scaling up successful delivery models that overcome these barriers and challenges. This report presents findings from an evaluation of the Widening Digital Participation programme.