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Get Online - digital access & training

It is becoming increasingly important to have computer skills and access to the Internet and at Southway we offer many ways to 

Laptop Loan Scheme


Do you need a computer but haven’t got the funds to buy a brand new one? Has your computer broken, and you’ve found you can’t afford to fix it or buy a new one? Do the kids need a computer to do their homework?
 
Good news! Southway has recently teamed up with Computer Recyclers UK to run a computer loan scheme – as a Southway tenant you are eligible to loan a computer for free from us for up to three months and we’ll provide free Internet access throughout the loan. 

FREE Internet Access Points in your neighbourhood


Digital Champions

We also offer 1:1 help with using your computer in the form of our ‘Digital Champion’ volunteers. If you need a little help, just let us know and we will put you in touch with one of our Digital Champions.

Or, if you are in a position where you are competent with computers and would like to volunteer your time to help others then you can become one of our Digital Champions and help out on computer courses and 1:1 tutoring. Full trianing will be provided and it's great experience for your CV!

Buying a Computer

If you are interested in purchasing your own computer then we can put you in touch with Computer Recyclers UK, with whom we have a partnership meaning they offer a discount to all Southway tenants.

'Internet Savvy' computer course


It is becoming increasingly important to have computer skills and access to the Internet and here at Southway we want to help our tenants do that by offering FREE basic computer courses. Whether you are claiming Benefits, looking for work or just want to improve your computer skills, this course will help you on your way. 
 
Internet Savvy is one of many computer courses available from Southway. The course can help you with: 
  • Basic computer skills (switching on the computer, using a mouse, etc.)
  • Getting an email address
  • Advice on the best and cheapest equipment and internet deals
  • Searching online for jobs
  • Signing up to the Southway portal (so that you can book repairs and more online)
  • Using the internet to save money
…and much much more!
 
At the end of the course Southway will pay half the cost of a laptop, and can advise on the cheapest way to get online.
 
Upcoming courses:
 
For information on when the next 'Internet Savvy' course will be delivered, contact Joe Sandwick on 0161 448 4200 or email j.sandwick@southwayhousing.co.uk.