Early years Education is a key step for social mobility, statistics show that by age 11 if their early learning is adversely affected a student is 9 months behind in their attainment and students never recover. This year, Learning with Parents made use of £53,000 to start development of a password-less app which allows 8,000 families of primary school aged children to easily access learning ideas. These ideas are then used in off-line settings to help their children whose education suffered during the Covid-19 lockdown. Additionally, £25,000 was given to a digital inclusion project – the Digibus. Based in Gloucestershire and run by IT Schools Africa, the bus prioritises deprived areas with the lowest internet usage and has helped 1,700 visitors in gaining essential digital skills. It is fully equipped with computers, laptops, tablets and even a 3D printer, robotics, and a virtual reality system. The Access Foundation was eager to facilitate such a project as it combines improving digital skills, supporting education, connecting communities, and improving access to health and other services all in one place.