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November 2023

Digital Skills Training: Our Big Give Christmas Challenge

The focus of our 2023 Big Give Christmas Challenge, which you can donate to from Midday on Tuesday 28th November 2023 - Midday on Tuesday 5th December 2023, is: 

Digital Skills Training

Digital skills are fundamental to use digital devices such as smartphones, laptops, computers, and the internet confidently.  

Many of us take for granted how simple it seems to shop, entertain ourselves, work and manage our lives using these technologies, but according to a recent report by Lloyds Bank, approximately 11 million people in the UK lack the skills needed to get online. As our world becomes more reliant on technology, it is important that everyone, no matter their level of ability, has access to the resources needed to live with confidence.  

Our digital skills support is available to older, disabled, isolated and vulnerable people living in Kent. Our experienced and friendly trainers identify learning objectives at the start of sessions, and work with each individual at their pace to learn new digital skills and build confidence. Where our trainer identifies other barriers impacting on an individual's financial situation, such as managing debt or housing benefits, they will work with trusted local advice charities to provide wraparound support.  

These are some of the areas our digital skills support covers:  

  • Setting up and using email 
  • Using Google and Outlook accounts 
  • Looking at laptop/smartphone functionality 
  • CV work 
  • Interview questions and techniques 
  • Online job hunting 
  • Looking for online courses on a range of subjects 
  • Social Media usage 
  • Looking at volunteer opportunities 
  • Language and literacy work 

By donating through our 2023 Big Give Christmas Challenge, you will be contributing to the provision and expansion of our digital skills support service, enabling our team of trainers to grow, and bringing new learning opportunities and resources to our clients.  

Save the date: Midday on 28th November our Big Give Campaign will go live, and you can donate, helping us reach our £10,000 target. For more information about the Big Give Christmas Challenge and to donate, click here: 

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