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Whether you would like to video call your friends, date online or contact your GP, or learn to use Word, Excel, create a CV, or apply for jobs, Opportunity North Somerset will help you discover the resources available to help you on your journey to digital connection.

 

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Help available to you:

  • Courses designed specifically to meet your needs, delivered by experienced tutors online

  • 1 to 1 IT support and training delivered by volunteer library digibuddies

  • Accessibility for people with a disability incl. visual, hearing, learning etc

  • Progression opportunities onto higher level courses with qualifications attached

  • Help for low income residents on Universal Credit to overcome the barriers caused by lack of data or a device via North Somerset Council’s ‘Get Connected’ project*

Get Connected

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 limited data and a limited number of laptops available for loan 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 confidence, employment prospects and connectivity and reduce social isolation.

Get Connected‘, which is jointly funded by North Somerset Council and the Department for Work and Pensions, will help people to:

  • get and set up free IT equipment 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

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Opportunity North Somerset offers a tailored service for anyone looking for support.

If you are interested in any of the featured services, please get in touch directly.

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