Digital Empowerment and Inclusion
Are you struggling to access your healthcare services online?
Do you need a device, or free data to access your healthcare online?
Do you need help to improve your digital skills so you are better able to access healthcare online?
CNWL is working hard to ensure that all of our service users are digitally empowered and included. We are making every effort to support our service users to get online - and there are also multiple community service and public access resources that may be of value to you.
Click on the category of digital support that you require below. Here you will be able to find out about available resources, or areas where we may be able to assist.
|Brent Council||Resident Support Fund Digital Form||Internet and/or laptop available to Brent residents over 18, on low income, less than 6k savings|
|Little Lives UK||Our Technology Programme | Little Lives UK||ORGANISATIONS (not individuals) can apply for a device to support young people with their social, physical and mental well-being|
|Family Fund||Computers and tablets | Family Fund||Low income parents of disabled or seriously ill children can apply for a grant to buy a laptop or tablet for their child|
|Wavelength||Wavelength | Fighting loneliness||Provides devices (including radios) and mobile data to combat loneliness|
|Good Things Foundation||Virgin Media O2 are giving away £12.5 million worth of data|
Digital support for service users and carers
There is a small cohort of Digital Volunteers eager to offer advice, information and support to people who access our services and their carers who want to get online, learn how to use digital technology and improve their overall digital skills.
To learn more or to send a referral for the service, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
These are the other services available:
|Online Centres Network||A social movement with a shared vision | Online Centres Network||Access to thousands of grassroots organisations, all working to tackle digital and social exclusion by providing people with the skills and confidence they need to access digital technology.|
|Good Things Foundation||Learn My Way - Good Things Foundation||Free online courses on Using Your Device, Public Services, Online Safety, Online Basics, Office Programmes, Finding a Job Online etc|
|Ability Net||Request Free IT Support At Home | AbilityNet||Free IT Support for older people and disabled people of any age|
|Abbey Community Centre||Socialise, energise, get wise - Abbey Community Centre||Tech buddies / digital support in Kilburn|
|Provider||Name of product||Eligibility||Cost||Speed (download)||Type||Term|
|Virgin Media||Essential Broadband||Universal Credit||£15||15Mbit/s||DOCSIS||Monthly rolling|
||£15/20||36Mbit/s or 67Mbit/s||FTTC||12 months|
|Community Fibre||Covid-19 recovery||
||£10||10Mbit/s||Full Fibre||12 months|
|Hyperoptic||Fair Fibre 50/150||
||£15-28||50Mbit/s or 150Mbit/s||Full Fibre||Monthly rolling|
|Talk Talk||Connecting Jobseekers (Speak to your local job centre for more information)||Job Seeker’s Allowance||N/A – Job Centre provide a grant through the Flexible Support Fund worth £195 to covers the upfront and monthly costs for six months.||39Mbit/s||FTTC||6 months|
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