Our outreach team takes our digital training support into the community, where people may be isolated due to their disability and/or lack of transport.
Sessions are tailored to the individual’s needs and are extremely broad based using a wide variety of both commercial and specialist software. Around 200 people a month benefit from our training in their own homes or through local day centres and residential care homes.
Outreach sessions can also be delivered to small groups in care homes or other community settings, using computer-based musical tools, including Soundbeam and Skoog, for therapeutic support, particularly for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Compaid also works in partnership with local job centres in Kent and Medway to train jobseekers in basic computer skills, helping learners to them move into employment, volunteering opportunities, or further accredited learning. This training is delivered using the ‘Learn my Way’ online skills platform. Housing Associations can also access this training support for residents who need digital skills for work, or to manage their benefits and tenancy.