Scope and Virgin Media have agreed a two-year partnership in which the company will apply its dgital technology skills and services to help transform the lives of disabled people and their families.
The £1 million partnership, Scope‘s largest corporate partnership, will focus on three areas:
· inspiring independence – providing disabled people with access to technology that enables them to communicate, control their home environment and independently access education and employment.
· connecting families – digitally connecting parents of disabled children with other parents facing similar issues.
· End the Awkward – Virgin Media will work with Scope to change attitudes to disability through the charity’s End the Awkward campaign. Two thirds of people feel awkward around disability.
Virgin Media will encourage its 13,600 employees and its customers to support these initiatives. In return Scope will work with the company to help improve the accessibility of its workplaces and services for disabled employees and customers.
Brigitte Trafford, chief corporate affairs officer at Virgin Media, says:
“We’re delighted to announce this major new partnership with Scope. They have been instrumental in helping us better serve our disabled customers. This partnership will help us transform the lives of disadvantaged people in the UK through digital technology.”
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