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Sanctuary Online – helping you connect

Figures for 2016 show there were 12.6 million ‘off-line’ people living in Britain.

In an ever increasing digitally driven world, we want all of our residents to be online, and confident using computers and the internet.

Our Sanctuary Online initiative is inviting you to come on a digital journey: a journey to get online and discover the benefits of the internet and all of the opportunities that can come from using it.

Free 1-1 internet training sessions

We’re offering free 1-1 training sessions to around 700 residents across the country, giving them the chance to get involved in this exciting programme.

Working in partnership with We Are Digital, we are providing dedicated sessions to adults of all ages and skill levels. From mastering the basics of using a computer, to getting up to speed with the latest technology, you can take advantage of sessions, delivered by digital experts, in the comfort of your own home.

Tim Burchell using a tablet device

Developing your digital skills

The programme has been designed to use digital inclusion as a key to ensuring you can make effective use of web-based services, particularly those linked to benefit entitlements, employability and being socially connected.

Take your digital journey with Sanctuary Online and you can learn how to:

  • Discover new jobs and training opportunities
  • Save money by shopping and paying bills online
  • Manage your money and Universal Credit
  • Connect with friends and family using Skype and social media
  • Stay up to date with the latest news and local events

We Are Digital

We Are Digital (formerly Silver Training) is a major provider of digital and financial inclusion training to housing associations, councils, corporates, charities and the general public. It has the largest network of centrally-controlled tutors in the UK, providing both in-home tuition and group courses for all ages.

Find out more

Residents of all ages and skill levels can sign up for the programme, with dedicated one-to-one home sessions available.

To register your interest for a training session in your own home, text Sanctuary to 07537 416 944, call 03333 442 561 or email sanctuary@we-are-digital.co.uk