One of the most significant benefits of getting online is the health improvement it can bring, both to individuals and to communities. That‘s why Tinder Foundation are working in partnership with the NHS as part of the Widening Digital Participation programme, aiming to reduce health inequalities among older people, disabled people and those on low incomes.
Starting back in 2013, the Widening Digital Participation programme has reached over 235,465 people in the first two years, and has trained 140,892 people to improve their digital health literacy and to use transactional services online, such as booking appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions.
Our Health Flagship centres have developed and trialled innovative new ways to engage people in digital health, while the wider Digital Health Network helped people throughout the UK to improve their digital skills and access health information online.
In 2015, Tinder Foundation entered the third year of the programme, with new ‘Pathfinder’ centres and a strong Digital Health Network, ready to reach out to a further 150,000 people to help them better manage their health and wellbeing online.