National support to get online

Support for individuals

Finding a social broadband tariff

Social tariffs can provide a safety net for eligible households who might be struggling to afford their broadband or phone services.

Ofcom offer a good summary of current, cheaper broadband and phone packages.

MoneySavingExpert also offers further information on cheaper broadband/phone package

DWP & TalkTalk voucher scheme for job seekers

If you are currently looking for work you can now get free broadband for six months via a no-contract voucher. TalkTalk and the Department for Work and Pensions have joined forced to offer job seekers these vouchers to enable you to access the internet to search and apply for jobs online.

Find out more about the voucher scheme

Support for residents to do digital in later life

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Good Things Foundation have joined forces to produce a brand-new practical guide to support more people to get online and benefit from doing digital in later life. 

Read more and download doing digital in later life.

Good Things Foundation digital skills support

Good Things Foundation the national digital inclusion charity have a charity of support available to help residents build and grow their digital skills including programmes like Learn My Way and Make It Click. They also have a wide variety of resources available including guides to help older residents get online and many more. 

Learn My Way is a website of over 30 free online courses to help beginners learn digital skills to stay safe and connected.

Make It Click features free courses, tools and templates that you can trust. You can learn new apps, improve the skills you already have and take a positive step forward in your work.

Find out more about the digital skills support available

AbilityNet free IT support at home

AbilityNet are a UK based charity who are work to ensure that everyone can regardless of ability, age or background should be able to access the power of digital technology. AbilityNet's Tech volunteers provide free IT support to older people and disabled people of any age, anywhere in the UK. Every volunteer is disclosure-checked and can help with all sorts of IT (information technology) challenges, from setting up new equipment, fixing technical issues, showing you how to stay connected to family, using online services and much more.

Find out more about the free IT support service

 

 


Support for organisations

Charities Connected - Vodafone

If you're a charity that needs support for digital inclusion programmes, you can apply for free Vodafone SIMs, each loaded with 20GB data plus unlimited calls and texts to be used over 6 months. You can use these however you like - for example, to help stay in touch with service users, or deliver training to people in need.

Find out more about the Charities Connected scheme