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May 6, 2014
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The number of people aged 65 and over accessing the internet has risen by more than a quarter in the past year, driven by a three-fold increase in the use of tablet computers to go online, new Ofcom research reveals.

More older people accessing internet, thanks to tablets

According to High Streets Minister Brandon Lewis: “Apps and other digital technologies can bring communities closer to the range of services good town centres offer or reward people for coming into town.”

Govt sets up advisory board to look at how technology can help high streets

A new £9.5m grant will allow Health Boards across Wales to invest in new technology to help improve patient care. Around £1m of the grant has been awarded to the NHS Wales Informatics Service to fund two projects, both to encourage the seamless delivery of healthcare through the adoption of new technology for optometry.

Fund to assist technology upgrade to improve patient care in Wales
Conferences and Events

‘Digital Public Services: Simpler. Quicker. More Engaging’ will examine how engagement with service users can help drive a more innovative and smarter public sector

Event to discuss how digital channels can transform public sector
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The Community Development Foundation has launched a new website called Just Act, which helps anyone involved with a community project. It features a combination of crowd-sourced content, links to other websites and a forum where people can chat and ask questions.

Govt supports website which helps community groups with info and funding
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PSNGB, the industry association for PSN suppliers and the Local Government Solutions Advisory Group will work together to develop and promote solutions that accelerate and enable collaboration between local public services.

Industry association for PSN suppliers will help to improve local public services
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