Digital inclusion survey

Closed 31 Mar 2024

Opened 22 Jan 2024


Digital poverty is the inability to use IT, either due to the lack of access to IT equipment or data allowances, or due to the lack of digital skills. The main determinants of digital exclusion are age and low income but other factors include disability, learning difficulties, ethnic origin, location, culture, and language.

The LLEP (Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Ltd), Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council are aiming to develop a fuller understanding of current impacts of digital exclusion across the Leicester and Leicestershire, and especially if there have been any changes in need post 2021 (following Covid, when LLEP area original digital poverty area research was first undertaken).

Some national data on digital exclusion exists, but this needs to be supplemented with local data where it exists on which to base future investment priorities and actions.

We understand from partners and stakeholders, in particular Local Authorities, that they may hold data pertinent to their local area. We would like to be able to draw together this data to enable an  assessment of the current issues and level of digital poverty for young people and adults across the region.

In addition, any information will be collated used to contribute towards the development of our area Digital Skills Partnership, in particular Digital Inclusion area actions.


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  • Service providers


  • Public participation