Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Digital inclusion social housing project

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) implemented the largest social housing digital inclusion project undertaken in the UK. The project linked up to 5,000 households, across five social housing providers, with five Internet Service Providers.

This was a unique opportunity to explore digital inclusion issues, policy, practical interventions and social outcomes on a citywide scale.

Led by Professor Simeon Yates, this project explored the socially and economically viable options for social tariff digital inclusion support for social housing tenants including equipment, access, training and support. The project was conducted in collaboration with a number of social housing providers in Manchester (e.g. Wigan and Leigh Housing), technology providers (e.g. Virgin Media) and universities (e.g. UoL). 


Read the GMCA Digital Inclusion Pilot: Research Report

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