Championing Digital Skills

In January 2016 Halifax teamed up with the Society of Chief Librarians to create a ‘first of its kind’ partnership aimed at helping the almost six million adults in the UK who have never used the internet to get online. 

Our Halifax Bank colleagues, who have pledged to be Digital Champions, are available to boost the support of IT taster sessions run by libraries. The Digital Champions lend their help in addition to the current support provided through public libraries across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The aim of these sessions is to help people improve basic digital skills like getting online, sending emails, connecting with their families online or using social media for the first time. The sessions can be held either as part of a group or on a one-on-one basis and our colleagues are available to attend the libraries in support of the sessions. 

This is part of our broader push for financial and digital inclusion. Digital Champions are colleagues who pledge to improve the digital skills and financial capability of at least two individuals or organisations every year. 

We are a proud founder partner of digital skills charity Doteveryone - which makes sure that communities and businesses are making the most of the internet.

Anyone interested in taking part in an IT Taster session should contact their local library.