A little help starting over

Olena’s Story – June 2023 (laptop received March 2023)  My name is Olena and in September 2022 I left my home in Ukraine with my 9 year old daughter and with very few belongings. We were hosted in Stockport as part of the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ initiative. My husband was...

Just jump in

Brenda’s story  “Just jump in – you’ve got nothing to lose”.  I am 62 years of age and have taken a long time to pluck up the courage to start the journey of being able to use computers. For a long time I made excuses; I’m too old, I can’t afford it, I’m not clever...

Manchester Children’s Kickstarter Program

The overall goal of this ambitious programme is to give children and young people the best start in life by offering support for those families hardest hit by poverty, deprivation and health and race inequality. This of course includes tackling the digital divide when...

Working together to tackle the digital divide.

Stockport College, Community Computers, Mastercall Healthcare, Banter and Brews all working together to tackle the digital divide. Stockport College is an educational institute in Stockport providing further education and higher education to those aged 16 and over. It...

The impact was positive and huge.

Jess* had not been in school for well over a year due to the onset of a potentially long term health condition, around her 14th birthday. Jess is a bright, academic young person, but due to poor physical health was unable to attend school and understandably this then...