Partnering with Good Things Foundation

To support the third pillar of our social value policy, we’ve formed a partnership with Good Things Foundation

A lack of digital skills and access to digital technology can have a hugely negative impact on a person’s life,  leading to poorer health outcomes, loneliness and social isolation, less access to jobs and education, paying more for essentials, financial exclusion, an increased risk of experiencing poverty. People who are digitally excluded also lack a voice and visibility in the modern world. What’s more, it’s those already at a disadvantage who are most likely to be missing out.

The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated digital exclusion across the UK. Digital inclusion is no longer a nice-to-have, but a need-to-have and people still urgently need access, digital skills and support.

Good Things Foundation addresses digital poverty and exclusion by working with community organisations across the UK – the Online Centres Network – to reach those furthest behind and help them benefit from the digital world, as well as by campaigning and advocating for longer term change.

 

Creating change that lasts

Helen Milner OBE - CEO at Good Things Foundation

We're delighted to have been voted Methods' 2022 Charity Of The Year and to partner with an organisation so invested in helping us #FixTheDigitalDivide. We're looking forward to the year ahead with Methods and working together to transform lives through digital.

Helen Milner OBE, Group CEO at Good Things Foundation

Tamara Yarrow

Through covid we saw a glimpse of the digital divide - whether that was teaching parents and grandparents how to facetime to keep in touch, or seeing children and families struggle without devices to learn remotely. As we head into the post covid recovery there will never be better time to support a charity that brings digital skills into society and our future workforce.

Tamara Yarrow, who nominated this fantastic charity, is passionate about supporting a cause that closely aligns with our business mission

How Methods can help

Methods has voted for Good Things Foundation as our charity of the year. As a result, both Methods and Good Things Foundation will be partnering on fundraising, employee engagement, and advocacy work to together #FixTheDigitalDivide.

We will be deepening our knowledge around digital inclusion and working with Good Things Foundation to engage our staff to fundraise and advocate on behalf of the cause.

The partnership will explore how Methods and Good Things Foundation can utilise our expertise and commitment to make a positive impact in the lives of adults who are digitally excluded.