Greenwich Communication Centre is registered as a UK Online Centre Access Point.
This means that we provide learners with low cost access
to computers and the internet as well as help and support on
how to use our computers effectively.
Developments in digital technologies over the last decade have generated a period of extraordinary social and cultural change. Digital technologies impact almost every aspect of modern society, creating huge social benefits. They can improve how we work, how we are entertained, how we communicate with each other, the healthcare available to us, and how information and knowledge can be brought together and used for our benefit. Nowadays, ICT underpins everything we do in society. It is crucial in the development of individuals and it is changing young peoples’ aspirations and providing life opportunities.
But these benefits are not enjoyed by all. While the
majority of people in the UK are active participants in the
digital revolution, these benefits are not distributed
equally to all groups and communities. Inequality in the use and application of digital technologies is a new driver of social exclusion in the 21st century, which risks accelerating existing social divides and creating new ones.
Greenwich Communication Centre is focussed on working with
UK Online Centres to bridge the digital divide, targeting
hard-to-reach individuals and promoting the benefits
computers and the internet can bring. Connecting people to computers and the internet can connect them to new or better jobs, new forms of communication and social interaction, community infrastructures and government services, information, education, consumer power and convenience.