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Learn IT Skills in Brighton & Hove

Find places to get online, learn how to use your own device better or improve your internet skills like searching, email, social media, form-filling, finding jobs, shopping and paying bills. Many sessions FREE!

This website is updated fortnightly. Follow us on Twitter @DigiBTN_Hove or at Digital Brighton & Hove on Facebook.

Accessibility

People with disabilities can get accessibility guidance from: www.abilitynet.org.uk ; RNIB Online Today or Ask Alex on Free Phone 0800 269 545

AbilityNet’s ITCanHelp volunteers can provide free computer support to disabled people and older people. In addition, “www.ucandoit.org.uk” offers eligible learners with disabilities (or who are living with frailty due to old age) FREE tuition in their own homes on their own devices. RNIB has a similar service for people with sensory loss.

Online learning

FREE online learning packages  include Barclays Digital Driving Licence; Learn my Way; FutureLearnGCF Learn Free (for social media and other topics such as Microsoft Word); Google’s Digital Garage and BT.

Cyber Safety

Internet Safety advice is at Cyber Aware , Get Safe Online and the UK Safer Internet Centre. Gov.uk has advice on choosing a secure mobile here.

IT costs – grants 

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.

Turn2us is a site where you can search for charitable trusts that might give a grant towards equipment or internet costs.

IT costs – equipment

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

Volunteering

Digital Brighton & Hove welcomes volunteers who would like to help others to do more online. If you would like to help please use the contact form.

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