Around 21% of people are not confident using the internet - that's around 150,000 people across Dorset. And 70,000 of these have never been online.
We have more than 70 Digital Champions helping to change these figures.
How our Digital Champions can help you
Our Digital Champions are volunteers who help and support people in the local community to use the internet and gain basic online skills such as:
- learning to use a device (laptop, smartphone, tablet etc)
- setting up email and contacts
- sharing photos and managing photo storage
- online safety
- using search engines such as Google or Bing
- updates and backing up
- using apps
- finding cheaper utilities
- online banking and Paypal
- connecting to wifi
Read about how our Digital Champions helped Heather from Weymouth.
Get online and computer help
Find groups and sessions in Dorset to get support and advice about using computers and the internet. If you can't find a suitable session, you can request help from one of our Digital Champions.
Call us on 01305 221048
You can also call us on 01305 221048 if you'd like to chat about getting computer or online help for you or someone else.
Home computer support for people with disabilities
AbilityNet offer IT home support for people with disabilities, through an IT helpline and factsheets. You can contact them on:
Volunteer to become a Digital Champion
Get involved and volunteer as a Digital Champion and we'll match you with people who need help in your area.
This might involve: