Overcome the challenges imposed by digital exclusion.
Design and develop a digital inclusion strategy that benefits the communities you serve, and use our research expertise to uncover practical and meaningful insights.
In an increasingly online world, organisations need to ensure that their services are accessible to everyone irrespective of their circumstances. Yet in the current cost-of-living crisis, many people are prevented from accessing and benefiting from the digital technologies due to a lack of skills, or a lack of access to data and devices.
The Digital Poverty Alliance can help your organisation overcome the challenges imposed by digital exclusion. We can help you design and develop a digital inclusion strategy that benefits the communities you serve. If you want to understand more about the real-world effects of digital exclusion, we can use our research expertise to uncover practical and meaningful insights.
By working with the DPA you would be supporting an organisation that is working at the forefront of efforts to end digital poverty once and for all.
How we can help
If you are looking to understand digital inclusion, then we can help. As a charity, the Digital Poverty Alliance is the winner of the ISPA UK Internet Hero of the year 2022 award and our flagship Tech4Families programme was recently shortlisted for the Social Mobility Awards 2023.
We have extensive experience in conducting high quality research reports including the landmark Digital Poverty Evidence Review and with developing major strategic documents including the Digital Poverty Alliance National Delivery Plan 2023.
We can offer two core services to organisations.
Strategy development or evaluation
Is your organisation looking to develop a strategic approach to digital inclusion?
Whether you have an existing strategy that you are looking to improve or are looking to create an approach from the ground up, we can help advise, evaluate and deliver a customised approach that meets the needs of your organisation.
Research or thought leadership
Our unique expertise in digital poverty and digital inclusion means that we are well placed to deliver insightful and impactful research to generate interest, engagement and insight for your business. We can help to uncover how digital poverty impacts organisations, sectors or groups of people and the effectiveness of programmes and interventions to tackle it.
Why work with the Digital Poverty Alliance?
Deep expertise in issues relating to digital inclusion and digital poverty.
Ability to leverage a range of insights and a wide network of experts through our National Delivery Committee and DPA ambassadors network
Track record of delivering complex, multi-stakeholder projects including the Digital Poverty Evidence Review, National Delivery Plan and Tech4 projects.
Get in touch
We would love to hear from you. If you think we can help your organisation, please contact us today.
Meet the team
Keelan Meade, Head of Research and Insights
Keelan has a BA (Hons) in Psychology from University College Dublin, an MSc in Investigative Psychology from the University of Liverpool, and a PhD in Environmental Psychology from the University of Sheffield. He has expertise in a wide-range of quantitative and qualitative research methods, including every step of the research process from data collection, through to processing, analysis and report writing. In the past, he has worked on large-scale research projects and behavioural interventions to, for example, improve teamwork communication skills, increase recycling behaviour, and understand people’s willingness to engage in reuse systems for product packaging.
Thomas Lowe, Head of Policy and Communications
Tom Lowe is the Head of Policy and Communications at the Digital Poverty Alliance, an initiative of the Learning Foundation. He led on the writing of the national delivery plan, a long-term national strategy to tackle digital poverty. In this role he engages with policymakers, politicians, and industry to coordinate and create sustainable action around digital inclusion. He previously worked in policy roles in the further education sector and within NHS England