Digital Inclusion Project – Get Connected
18th January 2021
A free service aimed at increasing the level of basic digital skills and abilities in North Somerset residents is now available.
North Somerset Council’s digital inclusion project ‘Get Connected’ is open to low income residents on Universal Credit or with little or no qualifications, particularly in areas where digital exclusion levels are high.
The council has a limited amount of laptops and data available free of charge, for a period of 12 months to eligible residents. They will be supported throughout the year and encouraged to sign up for courses which aim to improve their confidence, employment prospects and connectivity and reduce social isolation.
‘Get Connected’, which has been funded by the Department for Work and Pensions, will help people to:
- get and set up free IT equipment for them to take home
- learn how to use it and access IT courses
- use the laptop to go job hunting and find work
- access useful online services
- feel confident in the digital world
- get connected with family and friends.
If you would like to support this project or find out more about the scheme please contact the council’s digital inclusion project co-ordinator Jane Goodison on 01934 426 196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.