Spark Somerset are starting iT support in Somerset in a bid to reduce digital exclusion. After the success of the Laptops for Learning (thank you Sophie, Pat and James) the town council is working with local partners to make hardware available to those that need it.

The information from Spark is below.

In partnership with Barclays and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, we are delighted to announce the launch of Spark iT, our new project which aims to tackle digital exclusion in Somerset and help people to access health care online.

The Spark iT Helpdesk is now live, and anybody in Somerset who is digitally excluded can get in touch for free IT support with a range of activities. This might include using IT equipment, connecting with others online or accessing local support and services that could improve their health and wellbeing.

The Helpdesk is available Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm on 01458 550977. Please share the details with anybody you know who could benefit from this exciting new service.

We are also recruiting a bank of Digital Champion volunteers who will receive training from the Barclays Digital Eagles and offer additional 1-2-1 support. You can find out more and sign up here.

For further information about Spark iT, please click here or email Verity Baum, Digital Inclusion Project Manager,

Spark Somerset

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