Digital support

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Digital support

If you are struggling to get to grips with online services or know someone who could benefit from some basic digital support, then we have a directory of local support (Below)

We are committed to helping digitally excluded people in Adur & Worthing area. This is achieved through the outstanding partnerships we have with local community organisations and businesses that make up our digital Network.

Digital support

Local Access to computers

OneStop Digital

Free access to IT equipment and support from a trained digital Champions to Get you Online – Based @ Heene Community Centre  

Monday & Wednesday mornings 10am – 12noon.

Maybridge Keystone Centre Raleigh Way, Goring BN12 6JD

Friday 10am – 12noon.

Call 07917515299 to enquire or book 

Libraries

Limited computer sessions are only available when pre- booked in advance. Contact your local library to book a session.

Worthing Homes (resource centre)

Free IT course and 121 IT Support Tuesday 10am-5pm – Booked in advance call 01903 703 100 for availability.

Jobcentre

Jobcentre internet access devices In urgent situations, there are computers available at the Jobcentres to access Universal Credit claims.

Get free 1-to-1 remote digital support over the phone 0808 196 5883

Free IT course and 121 IT Support Tuesday 10am-5pm – Booked in advance call 01903 703 100 for availability.

Grants for computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and internet connection

Wavelength supports organisations who help people who are lonely and isolated, by giving free TVs, tablets, and radios for clients. This technology is often used in communal spaces or as part of specific projects. Grants available for individual or group requests.

Turn2Us is a site where you can search for charitable trusts that might give a grant towards equipment or internet costs.


Buying cheap(er) recycled or refurbished tech equipment:

Get Online at Home is one of the organisations that sell refurbished laptops and PCs to people on benefits. It also serves charities

Getting Cheap (er) internet access – BT


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Digital support for disabled people

AbilityNet

AbilityNet's Tech volunteers provide free IT support to older people and disabled people of any age. Our volunteers can support people located anywhere in the UK.

Free phone 0800 048 7642

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Where to begin for Beginners?

Beginner IT Skills Level 1 Digital Skills

Twin Training Customers can self-refer via this link (Laptop loan scheme available in the ‘Local Computer Access’ section of this document)

Aspire Sussex

Our range of computer courses are designed to help you get the most from new technologies, remain independent in later life and increase your confidence and skills in the ever changing world of technology.

GB MET College

Various Courses Available Social Media. Beginners 50% discount available on some courses for jobcentre customers.

Essential IT Skills for beginners

10 weeks – Vision to learn This online qualification provides a great entry point into the world of IT, introducing you to the basic computer skills used in the majority of modern workplaces. Suitable for absolute IT beginners or novices. Free to Jobcentre customers. Nationally recognised qualification

Learn My Way

Learn My Way has free courses for you to learn digital skills to stay safe and connected including, using a computer, Online basics, office programmes, online safety, money management, job searching and more!

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Intermediate skills

Level 2 Digital Skills at work qualification

Twin Training Customers can self-refer via this link (Laptop loan scheme available in the ‘Local Computer Access’ section of this document)

Level 1 Award in Social Media

Twin training Customers can self-refer via this link (Laptop loan scheme available in the ‘Local Computer Access’ section of this document)

Essential IT Skill

10 weeks – Vision to learn Gain basic knowledge on widely used Microsoft Office programs, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Nationally recognised qualification Learn how to send effective email communications, produce more powerful presentations and do more with data. Free to Jobcentre customers

The Open University

Various courses on digital and IT in the ‘Science, Maths and Technology’ section. Various length and levels available.

Where to begin?

Alternatively, please feel free to contact us.

Contact us

Jane M

“I had support from Ben only for a short time. In that time he helped me redo my CV, got me onto job searching sites and advised of some of the best ways to go about looking for work. I found out some things I never knew and some really useful tools which I will use in the future. I would recommend the support.”

Darren S

“I found this service to be very helpful and useful Petra made me feel much better in myself and was very supportive and kind when I was getting a bit worried about finding another job. I cannot thank her enough for all the help I received and for the excellent job that she did”

Elizabeth E

“Great support from Petra. Good leads and links”

Linda H

“Petra Edwards has been helpful, supportive & inspirational with my quest to find work. Always able to point me in the right direction & refer me to other sources when needed. With Petra's guidance, I now have found permanent employment”

Bethany F

“Kelly was helpful since day one don't know what I would've done without her. I trust this woman fully so kind and caring gets things done quickly”

Lorraine K

“My experience was a really good one! Kelly did everything she could to try & help me, she rang when she said she would ring & never let me down. I never felt as if I were being judged.”

Simon S

“I have just been accepted a retail assistant job in a supermarket. During my time being unemployed I have been referred to an employment support group at Adur & Worthing Councils from the Job Centre which helped me with job searching and advice. My employment coach was Petra Edwards was very helpful during the time I was with the group .”

Nick

“Due to circumstances, I was in a very unusual situation and needed advice. Kelly has been a constant support and guidance and a great help.”

Karen B

“Petra is an amazing lady, she helped boost my confidence which has been at an all time low. She redid my cv making it look more up to date in a format easier for prospective employers to view. Petra gave me advice on various websites to check, which I did not know about. When I had an invite for a interview, she gave me advice on how to prepare, including sample questions that I may be asked. I am truly grateful for she has done to help me. I’d say that Petra is a real asset to your team. Thank you for everything Petra.”

Joanna M

“Brilliant, gave me a lot of help filling forms and helping me understand what I was meant to do, really helpful.”

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