We offer lots of services to make sure you have computer skills and access to the internet.
Help getting equipment
Southway loans out around 20 free laptops to tenants every 3 months, which they can keep for a 3 month period. Internet access is also provided in the form of a MiFi device if they do not already have access - click here to apply.
Help buying a computer
If you are interested in buying a computer, Southway tenants get discount at Computer Recyclers - just contact us!
1 to 1 help (Digi Champs)
We 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!
All our courses are FREE basic computer courses.
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
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.
For information on when the next 'Internet Savvy' course will be delivered, contact Joe Sandwick
on 0161 448 4200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Wi-Fi Spots;
Cafe's, shops and other public spaces often have free wi-fi. O2 Wi-Fi hotspots are in a lot of locations; to connect to an O2 hotspot just look for O2 Wi-Fi in your Wi-Fi settings and follow the instructions. There are other non- O2 spots also, just look out for available Wi-Fi in your Wi-Fi settings and follow the instructions.
You can also access the internet at our Head Office or any of our Community Centres.