Free IT suite is open 5 days a week with help from staff and volunteers
Do you need help in gaining basic digital skills or simply need access to the internet to manage your online life? Our Digitally Connected suite is for you. We can help you learn how to search the internet, pay bills online, use Microsoft software, fill out forms, use spreadsheets to budget, as well as set up and run your email accounts.
If you are claiming benefits or unemployed, our friendly team of staff and volunteers can help at every stage of your claim, including:
Understanding and maintaining your claimant commitment
Setting up and managing your universal job match account
We can help you recognise your employability skills and help you create a suitable CV
We can support you to access education or training opportunities
We can help you undertake meaningful job searches through reputable job search engines
Help you with applying for jobs and preparing for interview
You can access mock CSCS card tests
In addition, we work with external partners to provide:
Offer unique work-shadowing or work experience opportunities
Support to set up a social enterprise or new business
IS DIGITALLY CONNECTED RIGHT FOR YOU?
This is what some of those we currently work with have to say:
“I was absolutely hopeless before I came here, but since coming I’ve had help with my CV, and how to do covering letters. In doing so I’ve had numerous interviews and been on two training courses. I’ve also found employment twice, although they were short-term. I will continue until I get the job I really want.” Lee, Digitally Connected User
“I’ve been using Digitally Connected for my job search and had help on universal job-match. I am so grateful for all the help I received, without that help I would not have been employed or have better ICT skills. I am still coming to the centre on my days off to keep my skills going.”
Asia, Digitally Connected User
Here’s what some of those we have worked with in the past have to say:
“The atmosphere is welcoming and the staff were very helpful. You really feel as though they understand your situation and also give you plenty of help making you stand out to a potential employer.”
Chris, Digitally Connected Past User
“They helped me get my confidence back. They really have the patience of a saint as I am not the easiest person to teach. I’ve met some really nice people over these six months and would recommend the Meadows to anyone who hasn’t been involved with computers before. Thanks to them I’m now employed.” Judith, Digitally Connected Past User
Come and have a go to see what you think
Digitally Connected is open and free to anyone. We’re open daily from 8.30am to 4.30pm, with no time limitations and free for all local people to use.
Meadow Well Connected is a safe, welcoming and supportive place to learn and practice your digital skills, or undertake meaningful job searches. Our staff and volunteers are on-hand to help you, and because most of our users are there for the same reason, the comradery and encouragement makes it a productive and fun environment to grow in confidence.
To find out more contact Paul, our Digitally Connected Coordinator Paul Murphy on 0191 341 0033 email firstname.lastname@example.org