Trinity Medical Centre

1 Goldstone Villas, Hove, BN3 3AT

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Telephone: 01273 736030

bhccg.thetrinitymedicalcentre@nhs.net

B & H digital advice and support – COVID 19

Digital Brighton and Hove- COVID-19

Get 1-2-1 digital help! 
Do you need 1-2-1 digital support? 

If so, we have volunteer Digital Champions ready to help both local community organisations and service users. Tell us what you need help with, by filling in this “digital matchmaking” form. We’ll then match you up with a helper.

Can you volunteer to help provide digital support? 
If you’re someone who can help provide digital support, please drop your details into this “digital matchmaking” form so we can match you up with groups that are looking for help. We’re also running this virtual session to explore what remote digital support looks like.
In need of tech equipment?
Devices donated to Digital Brighton & Hove 
We’ve joined the #devicesdotnow campaign to help the most vulnerable get online through access to devices, sims, dongles etc. Get in touch as soon as possible if you know someone who needs help and we’ll request a device for them on their behalf.

Eligibility (set out by the campaign): a person who is 18+ years old, and who has no access to the internet at home (and who cannot afford to buy a device and connectivity), and is vulnerable, e.g. has received a letter from the NHS asking them to self-isolate for 12 weeks; has a low income; is aged 70 or over; has an underlying health condition or disability; has no social support network either nearby or at a distance.
Please note, this is the 1st wave of the scheme so the number of devices available will be limited.

Grants to help with obtaining equipment 

·         Fighting loneliness – Wavelength support organisations who help people who are lonely and isolated, by giving free free TVs, tablets, and radios for clients. This technology is often used in communal spaces or as part of specific projects. Grants available for individual or group requests.

·         Older people – Friends of the Elderly provide grants to help older people get online and stay connected. They can be used towards the cost of equipment such as tablets and smartphones as well as broadband costs. Email at hello@fote.org.uk or call 0330 332 1110.

·         Get Online at Home is one of the organisations that sell refurbished laptops and PCs to people on benefits. It also serves charities.

Getting connected: at home and mobile

·         BT Basic is a simple, low-cost phone and internet service that keeps you connected if you are on specific low income Government benefits. BT Basic + Broadband will cost £10.07 in total a month (which includes your BT Basic line rental. Find out whether you can get BT Basic.

·         Mobile Data: If you just need access to the internet using your mobile, there are some cheap mobile data bundles available from ID Mobile and Smarty starting at £4 per month. Find out more here.