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Learn IT Skills in Brighton & Hove.
Find IT classes and places to get online. Learn how to use a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone or improve your IT skills like searching, email, social media, form-filling, finding jobs, shopping and paying bills. Many classes FREE!
Grants for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones and internet connection
Older people, people in poverty and people with a mental +/or physical disability – The Act Foundation gives grants of up to £2500 to help people in need. IT equipment and software can be funded. Call 01753 753900.
Older people – Friends of the Elderly grant criteria include Digital Connection grants to help older people get online and stay connected. They can be used towards the cost of equipment such as tablets and smartphones as well as broadband costs.
Disabled people – RNIB offer means-tested grants to registered blind or partially sighted people for useful technology that can help them live independently e.g. mobile phones or accessibility software.
Equipment for individuals and community groups
The Resource Centre has equipment like laptops, data projectors, video recorders and digital cameras available to hire to community groups for events. It also has computers, useful software like Photoshop and InDesign, a scanner and print room.
Accessibility for disabled people
For Microsoft products, call their helpdesk on 0800 026 0584 (9 am – 9 pm weekdays; 10 am – 6 pm weekends).
IT support for disabled people
FREE computer support at home for disabled people and older people living with frailty is offered by:
- AbilityNet – ITCanHelp 0800 269 545
- RNIB – Online Today (for people with sensory loss) 03031 239999
- Age UK (for older people) 01273 720603
- UCanDoIT 020 8673 3300
The Aidis Trust supports disabled people with technology advice. Helpline: 0808 800 0009
Online learning for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones
Everyone: FREE online learning packages include Alison (e.g. a touch typing tutorial); Barclays Digital Driving Licence; Learn my Way; FutureLearn; GCF Learn Free (for social media and other topics such as Microsoft Word); Google’s Digital Garage; #techmums and BT.
Small businesses: Visit Britain‘s Online Marketing Toolkit – covers bookings, advertising, social media, building your website and maximising SEO. Great Business‘s “Do More Online” has step-by-step advice including how to start an online shop. For women, She Means Business has resources provided by Facebook. For Office products like Word, Excel and Outlook, try Microsoft Help & Training.
Charities: The Charity Digital Toolkit includes a chapter on digital fundraising.
Careers: National Careers Service – lots of useful online tools
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