During these troubling times it can be difficult to know where to turn to for support.
Here is our list of the best places for digital support in the local area during the coronavirus pandemic.
Carers Centre Digital Guides
We have put together some guides to help you get the most from your technology during lockdown.
Using Zoom for meetings
A brief guide to using Zoom for accessing meetings, with links to sign up for an account as well as further guides and video tutorials for getting the best out of the application.
Digital Unite Covid-19 technology guides
A collection of written guides from Digital Unite specially selected for use during lockdown. With guides ranging from where to find reliable information, activities for children, staying connected and getting the most out of the internet. A great place to start.
Digital Brighton & Hove
Digital Brighton & Hove is a cross-sector partnership which brings together over 250 organisations working to create a more digitally confident city.
They have been continuing their great work throughout the current situation to bring digital support to Brighton and Hove.
Follow the link below to their Covid19 network response page, with links to useful websites and how to access further support.
Ability Net is providing free one-to-one remote support for anyone who needs help to get online during the pandemic (e.g. setting up new devices, keeping in touch with friends and family, online shopping and staying safe online.
Call them on their Digital Helpline on 0800 048 7642
or visit www.abilitynet.org.uk
(please note this service is extended to everyone, not just older people or disabled people.)
Learn My Way – interactive tutorials and printable guides
For a more interactive experience, Learn My Way offers simple to follow on-screen tutorials with topics covering the basics of using a computer, introductions to some programmes and the internet as well as how to stay safe online.
The useful ‘help someone else’ section lets you download tutorials as a pdf which can be printed, with clear instructions to follow and practice activities to help you learn.
Carers Reablement Project
Still stuck for help, Our Digital Drop-In has become more digital.
If you require further support please contact the Carers Hub (01273 977000) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will call you back to assess your needs and advise accordingly, we can even match you up with a volunteer for 1:1 support over the phone or via video chat.
(subject to availability).
First published May 2020