The bigger picture


Supporting back to school

The challenges of remote learning have driven digital transformation for the future

Ask any family in the UK what’s had the biggest impact on their lives over the past year and the answer will most likely be school closures. Not only has it put undue pressure on parents but it has shone a spotlight on digital accessibility for all. While children are now returning to the classroom, the challenges of accessing digital resources to support home learning has been the catalyst for change. The accelerated digital transformation of schools to enable remote teaching has driven up the standards and accessibility, and created a platform for future innovation. The government, technology companies and the wider business community have come together to drive digital inclusion. And we’re immensely proud at Vodafone that we’ve been playing a key role, helping at every level of the education triangle – working together with parents, schools and government. Here are just some of the many ways we’ve collaborated…

Growing digital skills

Crucial to children accessing, and gaining the most from digital learning, is having the necessary skills to help ensure more children develop them in the right way. Read more...

Living a happy and safe digital life

With children accessing online content more than ever before, it’s important that parents are confident they can do so safely and securely. Read more...

Supporting lockdown learning

Through its VeryMe loyalty programme, Vodafone is offering its customers free and discounted access to online learning resources to help parents with home schooling and keep their kids engaged and motivated during lockdown. Read more...

Breaking down the classroom walls

Following a similar scheme in Newbury, Vodafone has launched a new three-month pilot of its Connected Education programme in Scotland at Stirling’s Allan Primary School. Read more...

Sharing devices

Thousands of refurbished devices have been donated by the UK public and shared among disadvantaged people, including children so they can access remote learning materials during school closures. Read more...

Overcoming home connectivity problems

For those families struggling with slow or non-existent broadband at home, Vodafone has published a quick and easy guide to how your smartphone can come to the rescue. Read more...

Vodafone donation plugs connectivity gap for thousands more schoolchildren as focus turns to reopening of schools and education catch-up

Vodafone and Mail Force team up to offer 150,000 SIMs for homeschooling kids

Flexible working and enhanced parental policies key to retaining millions of carers

Digital Inclusion update

How we’re continuing to work to connect disadvantaged and vulnerable groups across the UK In the Bigger Picture section of the last issue of VISION we focused on the problems of digital exclusion and how Vodafone has been working together with a range of organisations to drive inclusivity where it matters most. It’s such an important topic that we’ll be providing regular updates on new schemes and how some of those already underway are progressing…

Improving lives for people with learning disabilities

The Connected Living pilot scheme, a collaboration between Mencap and Vodafone, has proven a great success in giving people in the mental health charity’s Supported Living homes greater independence. Read more...


Working towards a connected Scotland

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has been working in partnership with Vodafone to supply connectivity and Mi-Fi devices to those who need connectivity the most – the 9,000 people in Scotland identified as clinically vulnerable. Read more...