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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

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 wifi and staying safe online.

Affordable digital devices

We work with a range of suppliers that offer tablets, laptops and computers at affordable prices, as well as support on equipment and broadband packages.

Digital champions

Our volunteer digital champions can help you to build your confidence with technology and the internet. Through one-to-one sessions, they’ll show you how to do online shopping, fill in online application forms, discover local forums 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.”

John

Clarion resident

Digital skills courses

You can benefit from our range of digital skills courses, covering topics such as 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 wifi units while you learn with us.

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

Our charitable foundation

Clarion Futures can help in lots of ways: from jobs and training to financial guidance and digital skills.

  • Money and household bills.
  • Jobs, apprenticeships and training.
  • Digital skills.
  • Mental health and wellbeing.

Find out more

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

Hilary

volunteer digital champion

Meet Hilary – 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