Digital Inclusion and Digital Champions 

Digital Inclusion and Digital Champions 

Digital Inclusion

Our basic IT training is the first step in improving IT skills and helping people to use the computer more independently. This service is delivered in UCAN centres throughout Bolton with a focus on job search, financial inclusion and social connections.

Customers can learn:

  • How to use a computer
  • Online basics – using search engines and email
  • Office programmes – creating documents
  • Internet skills – Social media, online shopping
  • Online safety
  • How to find a job online
  • Improving your health – accessing health services and information
  • Managing money
  • Public services – help navigating government websites
  • Bespoke support for older age groups

Digital Champions 

A brand new and exciting Digital Champions Network is being developed by Starts with you in conjunction with Bolton at Home, Bolton Council and the GMCA.

There are many benefits to being online including convenience, financial savings, connecting with others and much more. Many people are without basic digital skills and this remains an ongoing challenge for them as more services shift towards digital platforms.

Digital Champions are volunteers or employees within the community who have some basic understanding of digital devices and being online. They also have the willingness to pass their skills and knowledge on to other people and highlight the many benefits of being online.

Starts with you will offer training and ongoing support to improve the champions own digital expertise and advise on how to deliver their newly developed skills to others. As part of their training Digital Champions will have support from staff, access to training, printable help guides and peer support from the network of champions.

This brilliant new opportunity is completely free. Get in touch to hear more about the Digital Champions Network and how you could be a part of it.

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Voids Clean and Clear

Voids Clean and Clear        

Our Voids clean and clear team support Bolton at Home by restoring properties back to a clean and presentable condition at the end of a tenancy. Our team work quickly to turn around properties to reduce waiting times and ensure a clean and presentable living environment for tenants.

Void staff are fully trained in all aspects of health and safety including Coshh, risk management, sharps and asbestos awareness. As registered waste carriers we ensure that all hazardous and non-hazardous waste is disposed of in accordance with environmental legislation and regulations. We work alongside local charities to ensure that we recycle and reuse whenever possible to benefit the community and the environment.

Our service includes:

  • Initial and final property cleans
  • Full house clearances
  • Garden clearances
  • Removal and disposal of domestic appliances small or large
  • Graffiti removal
  • Roof space clear outs
  • Sharps — needle sweeps and removals.
  • Biohazard clean up and removal
  • Specialist cleaning and de-contamination and deodorising

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Following the Prime Ministers statement on the 9th May SWY have been reviewing the guidance in order to implement a COVID Secure Strategy and Action Plan to help us deliver accessible services whilst protecting the safety of colleagues, customers and the public.

Our plans are currently with colleagues for consultation and will be published here, in the meantime should you need details of our plans please contact us; hello@startswithyou.org.uk.