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									Digital Inclusion in Cheshire East – where you are now…

As a new Unitary Authority, Cheshire East recognises the challenges it faces to enable
everyone to share in the benefits of the borough’s economy, environment and overall
achievement. The community strategy has identified issues for young children and the
ageing population, risk factors contributing to ill health and working age people out of work
claiming benefits in the worst performing neighbourhoods; in particular the wards of Crewe;
South Crewe, East Congleton, South Macclesfield and the northern part of the Wilmslow
/ Handforth conurbation are identified as areas of social exclusion. Social exclusion is linked
to digital inclusion and by developing digital inclusion projects you can achieve positive
outcomes for targeted groups in those areas.

Delivering your LAA- what else is possible...

NI 153 Working age people claiming out of work benefits in the worst performing
neighbourhoods. The eBenefits system and related products means that claiming local
authority administered benefits will be quicker, easier, and more convenient for local
authority customers. The eBenefits system can help to deliver significant annual staff cost
savings to a local authority’s benefits service of between £152,000 to £282,000.

NI 135 Carers receiving needs assessment or review and a specific carer’s service, or
advice and information. Cumbria County Council Electronic Financial Assessment for
residential and non residential care. Electronic Financial Assessments mean that the whole
process of assessment is quicker and more straightforward for both officers and anyone
being assessed. It also ensures that we make the fairest charges as officers have access to
the most up to date assessment information.

NI117 - 16 to 18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)
RadioActive is a health related radio project for young people aged 11-25 years old. It
provides opportunities for young people to develop skills in radio through workshops and
accredited training, building up to being involved in running a live radio station and other
media forms, such a podcasting and internet streaming. It works in partnership to use radio
as a way of raising the awareness of health issues and information about the services
available to young people. “Department for Education and Skills puts the total average
lifetime cost of a NEET individual at £97,000, made up from £47,000 in lost resource to the
individual and £52,000 loss to society for health and welfare costs”

								
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