Birmingham Settlement has been funded by UK Online to be a UK Online Centre. The purpose of Online Centres is to encourage and support people who do not use the internet or other digital technology, to do so.
We are recruiting Digital Champions. A Digital Champion is anyone who shows, or supports another person to get online. Some of our Digital Champions volunteer at our Centre for the Aston Family, by spending a couple of hours a week supporting new IT users at our cyber suite. If you would like to volunteer to simply help someone new to computers to access the internet, contact Sourour Trevelyan on 0121 250 3003.
We are also working with Digital Partners. One way of being a digital partner is for an agency to provide very cheap or free access to the internet, and actively support people to get online. We can support agencies which sign up as Digital Partners to become UK Online Centres so that they can access funding to train staff and volunteers. They can also raise money by offering free access to online courses. But you don’t have to become a UK Online centre to be one of our digital partners. For instance, Environmental Computer (Recycling and Removals Ltd) have supported our work by donating free, reconditioned computers to small organisations who could not afford new IT equipment. If you are interested in your organisation becoming one of our digital partners, contact Sourour Trevelyan on 0121 250 3003.
If you or any of your friends and family would like support in using the internet, we can give you free and friendly advice and support. Simply ring Sourour Trevelyan on the number above or visit the Centre for the Aston Family; 359/361 Witton Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6NS.