Getting online

Being online and using digital technology has made many aspects of our life more convenient and accessible. It can help you in so many ways by:

  • supporting independence - simple devices and apps can make a difference
     
  • improving you health and wellbeing - there is wide variety of apps and digital tools to use
     
  • connecting you with family and friends - learn how to skype, email and facetime
     
  • supporting you as a carer to look after your loved ones
     
  • saving time and making things more accessible - try shopping and banking online

 

Where can I get online?

There are many places where you can get online even if you don't have your own computer, tablet or smartphone. These include:


 

Can I get training to improve my skills?

Learn My Way can help you take your first steps online. They have free online courses designed for you if you're just getting started with computers and the internet.

You can learn how to:

  • Search the web
  • Stay safe online
  • Use email and public services

Once you've completed the package, you'll even receive your own certificate.


 

Online guides

The following guides are here to help. They're free, print friendly and a great way to support you and other learners:

Computer basics

Email

Facebook

Internet

Skype

Smartphones and tablets

Online community

You could also join Digital Unite's online community for friendly online support.

Ask other members and experts questions on technology in general, using the internet or the ins and outs of computer programs. 

Here is some guidance on online forums that may be useful. 

How can I help other people?

Do you or an organisation you know offer basic computer skills sessions?

You could become an  Online Centre partner.


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