Key initiatives

Some of our current workstreams

Community-based model to increase digital inclusion

Developing a Community-based Model to Increase Digital Inclusion as part of the Local Government Association (LGA) Digital Pathfinders Programme.

Digital inclusion toolkit

Creating a Toolkit to help other councils accelerate their digital inclusion programmes, funded by DLUHC as part of the Local Digital COVID-19 Challenge.

Digital Health Hubs

Dedicated community organisations and locations with trusted people on hand to help their service users to access relevant information and digital tools to improve their health and wellbeing. 

SHIPS: Smart Health Inclusion Peer Advocates

Volunteers with lived experience are trained to support and enable patients experiencing digital exclusion and health inequalities to access the services they need to be able to self-manage their health and wellbeing.

Health participation

A community-based approach to support digital inclusion for improved digital health participation, with Digital Health Hubs at the heart, developed in partnership partnered with Local Care Partnerships.

Reducing reoffending

Working with HMP Wealstun and other partners to improve the digital support offer available in prison and to prison leavers upon their release. 

People experiencing homelessness

Working with Leeds partners supporting people experiencing homelessness to explore, develop, and implement digital inclusion interventions that meet the needs of homeless communities.

Older People’s Digital Inclusion Network

Working with third sector partners across the city to improve digital inclusion and participation for older people.

Supporting care homes

Working with care homes across the city to improve outcomes for residents through digital inclusion in response to the current and emerging needs of care home providers and their residents.  


Arts and Culture Digital Inclusion  Network

Supporting digital inclusion and innovation in the arts and culture sector by sharing skills and learning, and fostering collaboration and partnership. 

Autism and Learning Disability Digital Inclusion Network

Working with partners, people with learning disabilities and autistic people to build a citywide infrastructure that helps remove barriers to digital inclusion.


NHS England agreed to fund an evidence based digital solution in Leeds to support people living with COPD, giving them the confidence, skills and knowledge to self manage their condition. 

Working with Gypsy & Traveller communities

Working with Leeds GATE to increase digital inclusion and improve health and wellbeing outcomes with Gypsy and Traveller communities.