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Sky Opens Digital Hub In Isleworth

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In partnership with IvybridgeLink Charity, Sky opened a Digital Hub at The BridgeLink Community Centre, close to its group headquarters in Isleworth.

Located on the Ivybridge Estate, the community centre provides critical services to more than 3,000 residents, including afterschool homework clubs, youth clubs, holiday clubs for local children, coffee mornings, training and consultation programmes. Sky is enhancing these services by providing free wi-fi, access to digital devices and digital skills training.

Through its Sky Up programme, Sky is empowering individuals through greater connectivity and access to vital digital skills training, supporting them to reach their potential.

Based on recent surveys of the local community, residents of Ivybridge rely on the services provided by the BridgeLink Centre. Sky’s new Digital Hub will enhance the centre’s programmes and training activities by providing over 50 technology devices, ranging from laptops, desktops, tablets, podcast equipment, and tech accessories.

Sky staff will also work with IvybridgeLink and local partners to run masterclass skills sessions for young people and help those people over the age of 65 learn essential digital skills to help with important daily tasks.

IvybridgeLink Charity Chair of Trustees, Rob Kemp: "IvybridgeLink's partnership with Sky Up is a fantastic opportunity to further develop our centre's offer to the local community. The Digital Hub facilities and support Sky is providing will help us to continue to meet the needs of BridgeLink Centre users - enabling more local people to access digital media, learn new digital skills and build their confidence in using the internet. We're really excited about the benefits of being a hub will bring to people of all ages on the Ivybridge Estate and the wider Isleworth community."

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