‘Promoting Digital Inclusion’ video is launched by The CRUMBS Project

The CRUMBS Project is addressing a crucial need by providing tailored digital skills training to adults with disabilities. This empowers them with the tools they need to succeed in the Hospitality industry and opens up opportunities in many aspects of their lives.

Research by Lloyds Banking Group has found more than 30% of people with impairments or disabilities do not have even the most basic digital skills*.

The CRUMBS Project is bridging the divide in Dorset by providing dedicated digital skills training for adults with disabilities enrolled in Hospitality based training and development programmes.

Through the first digitally focused video entitled ‘Promoting Digital Inclusion,’  The CRUMBS Project is sharing details of the tools and techniques used help trainees to develop the digital skills they need for employability and independence.

Two trainees in the digital suite at The Crumbs Project

Janet Miller, as The CRUMBS Project’s Digital Skills Trainer, plays a pivotal role in advancing digital inclusion among trainees. Her dedication and expertise have been instrumental in developing a specialised programme comprising nine digital skills training units. This training is specifically designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities.

“We provide tailored digital skills training for adults between the ages of 18-70 with diverse backgrounds and learning support needs. Our training is delivered through 1-2-1 sessions, group training sessions, and our own specially designed eLearning modules. By taking a person-centred approach, we’re able to support each individual to develop the digital skills they specifically need to live more independently. We also have a lot of fun interacting with a variety of digital tools and media.”

Janet Miller, Digital Skills Trainer

With funding support from Good Things Foundation with the financial backing of JP Morgan, the digital skills training programme at The CRUMBS Project has already been proven to be effective. Since the initiative began in 2022, over 40 adults have been supported to become more digitally included. The work specifically focuses on helping adults with disabilities to improve their employability and financial health.

By leveraging digital technologies, trainees at The CRUMBS Project can access a wide range of opportunities that may have previously been inaccessible. This initiative not only fosters professional growth but also promotes independence and inclusion in various aspects of daily life.

To gain further insight into The CRUMBS Project’s impactful work and dedication to promoting digital inclusion, you can watch the video ‘Promoting Digital Inclusion’ on YouTube.


Power Up programme – Good Things Foundation

Impact | JPMorgan Chase & Co.

*Lloyds Banking Group 2021