As part of our Carer's Short Breaks project, we are providing free Digital Skills training to carers with respite support available alongside, to help carers build new digital skills and become more digitally included in our modern world.

Digital skills training course

Our digital skills course aims to equip learners to be able to handle a device and access foundational skills of using a digital tablet to communicate and interact with services online. If a learner does not have their own device we can supply a digital tablet for them to borrow for the duration of the course. Every learning opportunity is adapted to the needs and abilities of the learners, but the core content we aim to cover includes:

  1. Handling and navigating the device
  2. Communicating via email
  3. Communicating via video call (zoom)
  4. Being safe and responsible online
  5. Using the Internet and making online purchases
  6. Using the Internet to engage with government and public services
  7. Editing and sharing (photos, videos)
  8. Troubleshooting

All participants leave with a personalised folder of support and guidance on how to practise these skills on their own devices in the future.

Feedback from previous participants:

"Most helpful and informative session. Thorough and excellent notes."

"I'm pleased to be investing some time in myself."

"I'm excited to be able to do things digitally for myself instead of always asking my children to do them for me."

Respite support

We have a free respite care provision available on-site to enable carer's to attend our services together with their cared-for individual. Please let us know when you enquire if you want to find out more about our respite support.

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