Support using digital

Here are some resources to help you or someone you know access information and support during this time.

Guides and information

ACE IT has created a wide range of helpsheets on topics such as:

You can access the full list of helpsheets on their website –

Connecting Scotland aims to support every person in Scotland to get online. It has some tips for citizens as well as resources for organisations

Age UK has created digital step-by-step guides for older people. Topics covered include keeping in touch with friends and family, online shopping and banking, and tips to help you feel confident and stay safe online. This information can help you if you are already online but want to boost your confidence.

Access the Age UK guides here –

Ability Net has an online library of free resources include factsheets, webinars and guides to help you get the most from your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Learn more here –

Compare the Market (commercial website) have created a guide to screen addictions and responsible digital use.

Learn more here –

Organisations and projects

The Connect Online is a volunteer project in Midlothian supporting individuals to use digital. Volunteers can help you keep connected with your family and friends, to maintain their independence or even just to feed their curiosity. Currently, this project is being delivered via Zoom.

Midlothian Coucil’s Communities and Lifelong Learning team deliver variety of courses throughout the year that can help you build you confidence using digital.

The Business Gateway has a wide range of webinars for people in Midlothian to develop your digital skills

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