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Accessing technology to help you get online

This page has lots of information for families about the devices, internet access and support available to support your child’s remote learning.

Below you will find some tips on how to you can access the technology you need to get online.

Apply for a grant

Some grant-giving charities might be able to help with some financial support. You can apply for items like a laptop or a tablet that will help you get online, this may be a loan or you might be able to keep the technology.

The following organisations may be able to help:

The government is changing its ‘Get help with technology’ scheme up to 31 July 2021. If you need further support, you should contact your child’s school or college.

If you need more financial assistance, you may be eligible for benefits, take a look at the government’s benefits information to find out more. You can also contact your local social services for an assessment of need.

We have plenty of information on different types of financial support that are available, such as Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment and you can also find more information on your rights and financial support.

There are other programmes being run across the following nations:

Get support with digital skills

We run free workshops for anyone who wants to learn about how to join an online event. You can find out more on our ‘New to online events’ page.

You may also find the courses below useful for improving your digital skills:

Last updated 28/09/2021