Spark iT

Currently, over 11 million people in the UK are digitally excluded. Together, we can reduce that number

Why is digital inclusion important?

Digital Inclusion is about helping people to develop the skills and confidence they need to use digital technology safely. As the internet becomes increasingly embedded in our day-to day lives, it is more important than ever to ensure people are able to enjoy the benefits of being online.

How can Spark iT help?

Spark iT aims to promote digital inclusion in Somerset and help people to access online health care services through the provision of a free IT helpdesk, 1-2-1 support and a device loan scheme.*

The Spark iT Helpdesk is available to anybody in Somerset who is digitally excluded and can support people with a range of activities, from using IT equipment, to staying connected online, to accessing local support and services that could improve their health and wellbeing.

The Help Desk is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm. Call 01458 550977.

How to get involved

We are also recruiting a team of Digital Champion volunteers who will receive training from the Barclays Digital Eagles and offer 1-2-1 support to digitally excluded people. If you have an interest in technology and a passion for helping others to embrace the benefits of getting online, then we would love to hear from you! You can find out more and sign up to be a Digital Champion here.  

For more information about Spark iT please call Verity Baum, Digital Inclusion Project Manager, on 07534 173998, email verity.baum@sparksomerset.org.uk or get in touch via Live Chat.

We're delivering Spark iT in partnership with Barclays and the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

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