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Compaid helps disabled, older and other vulnerable people to overcome the barriers of social, digital and economic exclusion

About us

Compaid helps disabled, older and other vulnerable people to overcome the barriers of social and digital exclusion, and to live their lives to the full.

Each year, thousands of people use our digital skills training and accessible transport services in and around the South East of England.

Working in partnership with local authorities, housing associations, job centres and other charities, our staff and volunteers change lives for the better every day.

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How we help

Digital Skills Training

We provide one to one support to learn how to safely use the internet, social media, and apps such as Microsoft Office and Corel Draw. Training is offered at our own Training Centre, or remotely in people’s own homes.

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Accessible Transport

We provide door to door transport for disabled and older people to access local shops, day services, medical appointments and outings with family and friends. We offer a choice of wheelchair accessible vehicles, from minibuses for large groups to smaller adapted cars.

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What people have said about us

  • “A massive thank you for giving me the confidence to explore computers. This has been absolutely invaluable to me in starting my new career path after a long break.”

    Tracey, disabled job seeker in Maidstone

  • “After a traffic accident, I wanted to put my computer experience to good use, helping others to gain digital skills. Volunteering at Compaid helped me with my own speech and increased my confidence and independence.”

    Dave, Compaid volunteer

News

Could you be our next Chair?

Compaid is partnering with Nurole, the leading board-level hiring platform, to find a new Chair and Trustees. The Trustees work closely with our Chief Executive to set the strategic direction for the charity, as well as having oversight of its performance against agreed targets. You would be joining a dynamic Board of 11 other passionate Trustees, and supporting our charity to support even more people across Kent as we navigate beyond the Covid pandemic. You can find out more and register your interest here for the Chair role or here for the Trustee roles. For any questions or problems, please contact daniel.jhoolun@nurole.com.

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Out and About dial a ride service launches

Two new dial a ride services have been launched by Compaid to serve disabled and older people in Tunbridge Wells borough and Tonbridge and Malling. The Out and About services run between 9.30am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday, for journeys of up to four passengers anywhere within the boroughs. Passengers pay a small fare for each journey, with the other costs of delivering the service funded by a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund. Bookings can be made by calling 01892 832447 and more information can be found here.

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Compaid supports aspiring Paralympian Zak Skinner

Compaid is delighted to be sponsoring Zak Skinner as he trains to qualify for the Tokyo Paralympics. Zak, whose family live in Tonbridge, is living and training in Loughborough. He recently won two European Gold medals in T-13 100m and long jump, and is aiming to take gold in Tokyo.Compaid will be following Zak every step of the way to the winner's podium.

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Help us to ensure that all those we work with can achieve their aspirations and play an equal part in society.

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Volunteering

There have been volunteers at Compaid since the beginning, giving their essential support to staff & clients.

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