Citizens Advice Scotland was announced as the 500th organisation to sign up to Scotland’s Digital Participation Charter at an event in Edinburgh today, with a commitment to increase digital skills and access throughout the Scottish CAB network.
This follows the publication of a CAS report earlier this year which showed that over a third of Scottish CAB clients do not have access to the internet.
Signing the charter today on behalf of the Citizens Advice Scotland, CAS Trustee, Karen Nailen said,
“CAS is delighted to join with SCVO and the other charter signatories in committing to helping to create a more digitally confident nation. Together we can make sure all Scots are connected to the opportunities that the digital world provides.
“The CAB network can play an important role in supporting digital participation. We have a national reach: with almost 300 locations across Scotland, we help one in fourteen adults every year - 34% of which have limited or no access to the internet.
“We also have over 3,000 staff and volunteers and we want to ensure those individuals have the skills and confidence to support clients to get online.”