This October sees Get Online Week. A week where partners, volunteers and communities come together to make sure that everyone can take part in the digital world.

futURe store, Tunbridge Wells is running sessions daily Tuesday-Friday, please see below. Alternatively, if you live outside of Tunbridge Wells, visit the Get Online website to find an event running near you.

Support and training all year round

Get online and…

  • Save money
  • Get a job
  • Get qualified
  • Connect to the world
  • Manage your household

For more information contact Hannah Woodcock on 01892 501633 or email Hannah.woodcock@tch.org.uk

When & Where

Wednesdays:

  • Sherwood, St Philips Church 10am-12pm. Beginners and improvers.
  • Sherwood, St Philips Church 12pm-2pm. Employment-focused.

Thursdays

  • Tonbridge, 4 New Wharf Road (off of Tonbridge High Street, between Starbucks and Cook) 10am-12pm. Employment focused.

Compaid: Opportunities for disabled people

Compaid offer a range of services designed to help disabled and other vulnerable people to overcome the barriers of social, digital and economic exclusion.

Whether you want to learn how to use the internet to keep in touch with family and friends, gain computer skills to help you move into work, or need support to get out to the shops, Compaid staff and volunteers are there to help you.

As a charity, with the help of fundraised income, they can keep the costs of their services to an affordable level, and can support individuals with direct payments, personal budgets, or other forms of income.

All of their staff and volunteers are fully trained, DBS checked and managed to meet your needs to the best of their abilities.

For more information, visit Compaid website.

Get online with Kent libraries

Kent libraries among others offer a range of free digital support to library members including access to a computer and Wi-Fi use, IT buddies and more. Becoming a member is easy and it doesn’t cost anything to join. If you don’t live in Kent,  contact your local library to see what support they have to offer.

To find out more, read our article here.

RBLI careers advice

About the services

RBLI offer a wide range of support to help people with disabilities and the long-term unemployed into sustained and rewarding work.

At RBLI they can offer:-

  • Careers guidance
  • Action planning and target setting
  • Support with applications
  • Job search skills
  • CV writing
  • Presentation and interview techniques
  • Learning opportunities
  • Employer engagement
  • Free Digital College Short Courses worth £25 per client
  • Group work on a variety of topics.

Please make an initial contact with one of their advisors as listed below.

Other support

Thanet District Council offer job support and training to Thanet residents including free beginners’ IT and next-level IT courses. For more info, visit Thanet.gov.uk.

Kent Adult Education offer a range of courses including basic computing courses with concessions available for those on a low income.