Digital Brighton & Hove is a local partnership that aims to help local organisations and their service users improve their digital skills, know-how and capability. It has put together some excellent local digital support resources that may be useful during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Get free 1-to-1 digital support from AbilityNet
If you’re already online and in need of support, Digital Brighton & Hove is collaborating with AbilityNet who are providing free one-to-one remote support for anyone who needs remote help to get online during the pandemic (e.g. setting up a new device, keeping in touch with family, online shopping or staying safe online). Call 0800 269 545 to get some help now!
Please note this service is extended to everyone, not just older people or disabled people.
Latest useful resources & training
Help to provide digital support during the pandemic: This Citizens Online webinar recording offers information on how to provide meaningful digital support during the pandemic.
Digital Guides: Have a look at Digital Unite’s compilation of most relevant digital guides to help you get online
Staying in touch with family and friends: This AbilityNet webinar recording offers information and support on how you can stay connected with family and friends using technology during a time of social isolation.
Online courses: Learn My Way has free courses for you to learn digital skills to stay safe and connected.
Get a tablet
Digital Brighton & Hove has sourced a limited number of connected tablets through the DevicesDotNow campaign to support those most at risk of digital exclusion during the pandemic. Email Digital Brighton & Hove at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to find out more.
Accessing NHS sites
Internet companies have removed data ‘caps’ for fixed broadband (check with your provider) and ‘zero-rated’ NHS sites. You can read the full story to find out more.