Being online opens up a world of opportunities - you can improve your skills, find information, explore your hobbies and interests, save money and keep in touch with family and friends. Can you imagine not being online? That’s the reality for 10.8 million people in the UK.
If you'd like to support and inspire someone you know to explore the wonderful world wide web, then there are a range of free courses available across Hull and East Yorkshire.
UK Online Centres
UK Online Centres co-ordinate a network of 3,800 community based UK online centres across England to help more people make the most of online life. There’s lots of information on the UK Online Centres website about where to find online courses - click the link for more information.
East Riding Adult Education
The adult education service, run by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, offers over 1,000 courses a year in venues across the East Riding, including courses on how to use the internet. For more information visit the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website.
Hull City Council's libraries offer a wide range of courses and support for people who want to get online, from one on one introductions to the internet to courses that show people lots of different ways they can use the internet. To find out more visit the Hull City Council website.
Age UK East Riding
Age UK East Riding promotes independent living and active ageing in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Its Good Neighbour Scheme offers internet shopping, a befriending service and support with getting online. To find out more information on all these services visit the Age UK website.
Online but need a computer? We can help
We’ve teamed up with Microsoft’s Get Online@Home initiative to offer local households that don’t have internet access a PC for only £24 or a laptop for just £74 if they sign up for a KC home phone and broadband bundle.
The bargain computers come with everything people need to get online, as well as security software and Microsoft software for documents, emails, messages, pictures and more.
They are high-quality, refurbished computers that have been used before, usually by businesses, but have many years of useful life left in them. Old data has been removed, new software installed and all the hardware has been cleaned and polished for the new owner.
They’re available to people who are unemployed or receive any of a wide range of benefits, including Child Tax Credit, Income Support or Housing Benefit.
To order a PC or laptop and a home phone and broadband bundle call 01482 602555.