We’ve all been pretty excited here at Remploy HQ about the new partnership we keep hearing about: Tinder Foundation. It’s set a few pulses racing and raised some eyebrows but it really is a match made in heaven. It’s definitely a relationship we would swipe right on!

Actually, we aren’t working with Tinder the dating app. We’re hooking up with Tinder Foundation, a not-for-profit social enterprise that makes good things happen with digital technology. They’ve helped more than one million people gain the skills they need to use computers and the internet confidently. And we are working with them to help unemployed disabled people improve their digital skills and employment chances.

A natural chemistry

With 10,000 registered digital users already benefiting our online advice, support and development sessions it made sense to take things to the next level and work with Tinder Foundation more closely. Mark Burrett, from our programme design, team tells us more about the collaboration:

“ Tinder Foundation’s Learn My Way programme is currently being delivered to five Remploy branches in the North East of England through the Connect programme. We’ve committed to delivering basic online qualifications to disabled candidates every week. It’s been a strong start and we’re seeing plenty of take up. We have already signed up all of our Remploy branches as UK online centers in which  candidates can access a range of non accredited  Learn My Way modules right  now”  

The future’s bright

With Tinder Foundation’s 5,000 UK online centres supporting digitally excluded communities, we’re excited to be part of the work they do. We know disabled people are amongst some of the most digitally excluded groups in the UK. Tinder Foundation’s innovative work on digital inclusion, community learning and tackling social challenges through digital solutions supports the impact we can have on tackling unemployment with disabled people.

Get Online Week 2015

Tinder Foundation’s 9th annual Get Online Week takes place from 12-18 October and Remploy are thrilled to be part of it. We’ll be hosting events in five of our North East branches, showcasing how being digitally included can improve the chances of employment for disabled people.

Here’s to a long and happy future together!