McDonald’s


Every day, more than half of McDonald’s 85,000 employees log on to its employee engagement website, ourlounge.co.uk, to access to info, advice and guidance to improve well-being.  

Originally pledging to support its staff to benefit from the net, McDonald’s has awarded over 21,000 qualifications to employees, all of which required

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Home Group Ltd

 

The UK’s largest provider of affordable housing and care and support services, Home Group, considers helping its residents to benefit from being online to be a key part of its role in helping its customers and clients open doors to new opportunities and healthy lives. As a result, it

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Three Mobile

Three Mobile is taking the net to the people in its mobile broadband bus, helping people get more out of life online through its Community Connection Project, and working with other Race Online 2012 partners to provide low cost PC/ broadband solutions.

The UK’s first mobile broadband provider, Three worked …

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Unionlearn

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

98.8{a5b7970aed6bc6c43cc2e7d6e3c429d137483f4158e62a10a211b4ee5d30f265} of 16-24-year-olds use the internet and their terrific skills can be deployed to help off-liners benefit.

 

 

Race Online 2012 partner the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is putting the internet at the heart of the charity, believing that helping people online is a “fun and practical volunteering opportunity,

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Finerday launches ‘Yesterday’ for people with dementia

Dementia costs the UK £23bn a year – more than cancer and heart disease combined – and by 2025, there will be more 1 million sufferers.

 

People with dementia respond well to online material and media, so a new approach is being led by Finerday.com, the e-accessible, inter-generational platform,

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Capita

Capita is rallying its 37,000 employees, partners and local communities to become ‘Click mates’ and help someone get online.

It’s created Click Go ON which provides handy hints, tips and tools (and signposting to the Go ON webpage resources).  The best bit – when someone becomes a ‘Click mate’, they’re

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SimplyUnite


SimplyUnite has developed a touchscreen computer for people in supported living or residential care.  Now,  care home residents around the country are enjoying having access to email, Skype and the internet.  

A touchscreen internet service, Gem, has been specially designed by SimplyUnite to enable people of any technical ability to

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Microsoft

As one of the first Race Online 2012 partners, over the past year Microsoft has responded to the main recommendations in “A Manifesto for a Networked Nation”: raising awareness; supporting charities; providing IT training and cutting the cost of going online at home.   

Last Christmas, Microsoft spearheaded an awareness campaign,

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Plusnet

95,000 people in Sheffield have never been online (ONS), and Sheffield based broadband provider Plusnet naturally feels that it can play a part in helping people discover the wonders of the web.

During October, it joined forces with UK online centres, Sheffield City Council and Heeley Development Trust to help …

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