Below are a few places you can go for support. A full list of services and organisations that can help you with getting online is available on Lambeth’s MYcommunity directory.
Improve your digital skills
Even if we have a device it can be challenging navigating the world of digital. Here are some courses and support that could help you:
- Lambeth Adult learning service provide education and training opportunities for people over 19 years old to help them gain the skills needed to get a job or improve their wellbeing.
- Learning Works provides free courses for Lambeth Council tenants, including accredited IT courses and help to get online.
- Learn My Way has free courses for you to learn digital skills to stay safe and connected
- AgeUK guide to making the most of the internet
Get a device, such as a computer, tablet or phone
There are a number of initiatives providing tablets, computers or phones to people who need them for important things such as attending school, finding a job or connecting to loved ones whilst in lockdown. For the most part you will be able to access this equipment through specific organisations or services depending on what kind of support is needed.
Here are some of the recommended ways to access support:
- Lambeth libraries have computers which can be used for free. You must book in advance.
- If you have a child in school, they may have devices available.
- If your child has a social worker, email email@example.com
- If you are disabled, contact Disability Advice Service Lambeth
- If you are being supported by a charity or key worker, they can apply on your behalf through Lambeth Tech Aid
- For children and families, there is support available from schools who can provide 4G wifi dongles, some internet and telephone providers are offering free increases to mobile data. Find out more.
- Lambeth Libraries have free WiFi and computers to use. Staff can help you get online as well as helping with scanning and printing.