Transforming Lives of disabled people through digital technology
Virgin Media has proudly partnered with Scope since June 2015 to transform the lives of disabled people. To date, our focus has been supporting projects that have technology at their heart – for example providing access to assistive technology and connecting families through an online service.
Going forward, our partnership will be more ambitious and focused to mirror Scope’s new digital strategy. We’ll be using our expertise and the power of our brand to transform even more lives. Our new partnership will move away from a fundraising focus for our employees to one focused on skills based volunteering and strategic engagement. Look out for an update later this year.
Did you know?
There are 11.9 million disabled adults in the UK
Technology can be transformational for the 11.9 disabled adults in the UK - providing a voice, enabling people to live independently and unlocking access to eductaion and work.3
Disabled people are four times more likely to not be online
Disabled people are four times more likely to have never used the internet than non-disabled people.2
Poverty is twice as likely to affect people with complex needs
People living in families with at least one disabled person are almost twice as likely to be living in poverty than people living in families without a disabled person.1
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