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Helping you get online

See how our training and guidance can help you to use the internet safely and confidently.

Getting you started

We will talk with you about your digital needs so that we can provide the right kind of support.

Digital devices

We work with a range of suppliers that offer tablets, laptops, and computers at affordable prices. We can also support with other technology equipment and broadband packages.

Device set-up and digital support

We can help you set up a new smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer. This includes technical support for things like setting up an email account, connecting to Wi-Fi, and staying safe online.

Digital Champions

Our volunteer Digital Champions can help you to build your confidence with technology and the internet. They can show you how to do online shopping, fill in online application forms, and help you access any other online services.

“Without digital skills I was feeling left behind. Now I’m able to keep in touch with people, create documents, and manage my money.”


Clarion resident

Digital skills courses

You can benefit from our range of digital skills courses, which cover topics like CV writing, job searching, and computer and internet basics.

We also offer personal courses, such as saving money online and using your Clarion online account.

You can even borrow devices such as laptops, tablets, and mobile Wi-Fi units while you learn with us.

There are drop-in classes, workshops and accredited courses, with many available online through Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Get help from our charitable foundation

Clarion Futures is our charitable foundation and can help you in lots of different ways. We offer support in many areas, such as:

  • money and household bills
  • jobs, apprenticeships, and training
  • digital skills
  • mental health and wellbeing.

Find out more about Clarion Futures

Being online can make such a difference to people in so many ways.


Digital Champion

Meet Hilary, our award-winning Digital Champion

Hilary is a Clarion resident who volunteers as a Digital Champion at one of our LiveSmart schemes for older people. In 2019, her outstanding efforts were recognised when she was crowned Clarion Futures Digital Champion of the Year. 

Hilary spends two days a week helping residents to get online and develop digital skills. She works with a range of residents, including people with sight impairments, epilepsy, arthritis, and depression.

Her calm, friendly manner gives learners the confidence to use new technologies on their own. This enables them to see how digital skills can enhance their lives – helping them to stay in touch with family members, as well as to use online services.

“Being online can make such a difference to people in so many ways. It’s been great going from a learner myself to being able to share my knowledge with others,” says Hilary.

Find out more about becoming a digital champion