UNISON learning rep Norman Hunter, who is an ICT tutor at Merseylearn, was named 2013 Local Digital Champion at this year’s Technology4Good Awards in London. According to the judging panel, Norman was “an inspirational tutor helping people from disadvantaged parts of Merseyside get online for the first time.”
Norman has managed a series of successful events at rail and bus stations, helping to recruit more than 500 digital champions to help others get online and access digital services. He has helped service users, staff and carers connected with several key charities, including cancer, mental health and Aids organisations, to help people vital internet advice and support.
And he has created learning resources for digital champions in Jobcentre Plus offices to help them more effectively support their clients navigate the online jobseeking and benefit systems.
“It’s a great honour to be recognised in this way: there are lots of people doing a fantastic job helping digital inclusion and I’d like to think the award has gone to all of them, not just myself,” Norman said.