Digital Inclusion

Our aim is to improve access to online services and build people’s confidence with technology and their awareness of what is available to them; so they can not only cope, but excel in the digital world.

Focusing on the lonely and isolated, we support people in Middlesbrough to use digital devices and online services better:

  • keeping them connected to friends, family and the wider community
  • accessing the many services which are moving online, like GPs and government services
  • accessing devices and internet connectivity
  • learning new skills
  • staying safe online

We have a digital library, cybercafe, YouTube channel. There is also furbdit, a partnership which refurbishes donated devices and distributes them to people in the community.

Activities at our centre in the cafe.

Mondays and Thursdays 1pm-3pm - Arts and crafts afternoon 

Tuesday 10am-12pm - coffee morning

Tuesday 1pm-3pm - Games afternoon 

Wednesday 1pm-2pm - bingo

Thursday 10am-11.30am - Tea & Technology

Friday 10am-12pm - Record Club

Friday 1pm-2pm - Quiz

National careers service

Functional skills courses

CV workshop Thursday 1pm-3pm in the cyber cafe

Service access criteria: 18+, Middlesbrough resident
Arts and creative classes
Activities for older people
Adult education and learning
Arts and creativity
Careers advice
Computers and IT skills
Employment and training initiatives
Connecting with others
Services for older people
Support with employment
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Non English speaking friendly
Key words - separate with a comma: digital inclusion