In the digital age essential services are being increasingly accessed online, and inevitably those without the opportunity and skills to access online services will be at a disadvantage.
No doubt there are many people out there who would benefit from access to computer equipment in their area, such as at their local community centre, church hall or other community building. Perhaps you have been thinking of helping your neighbours get online, or even know of a local facility such as a room in your community centre that could be used for training, support or drop-in sessions. We are aware that there are also computers out there that are being under-used.
Could you or your organisation be part of the move to get everyone in Reading online? If you need money to get started we and our partners at Reading Voluntary Action could also help you apply for funding – or if the amount you need is small you could apply for funding from Reading Neighbourhood Network.
RVA is also recruiting volunteers to support the council’s Digital Inclusion project, helping with drop-in sessions to get people online. These sessions will initially be at the Central Library, but expect to extend to local communities. If you are interested in volunteering please visit www.go-reading.org/get-involved
If you are interested in setting up a scheme in your area please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org