Nov 12

Volunteering Opportunities!

Volunteering is a fantastic way of making a real contribution to our local community and to people’s lives.

Last month Jeremy Shaw celebrated his 5 year anniversary with ReCOM.

Jeremy volunteers on our IT@Home project helping people who are housebound get online and is really appreciated by all his clients!

Could you help someone learn how to send emails or Skype their family in other parts of the country? Could you help someone apply for a job on-line? One hour/week could make a huge difference to them.

To find our more about volunteering at ReCOM look on our volunteering page      



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Oct 10

Fantastic new job opportunity!

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Aug 22

New service providing help to get on-line in Knowle, Shirley & Solihull.



We have a new service for people wanting to get to grips with their pc, laptop or tablet computer at Knowle, Shirley and The Core libraries in Solihull.

These are one-to-one lessons offered as a six lesson course over six weeks. The courses are available throughout the year and cost £42.


If you are interested and want to know more just call the office on 0121 663 0335.

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Aug 07

New initiative to support job seekers in Solihull

Employed for Success is a new partnership of local organisations working together to support residents who are unemployed.

Practical support is available to help with

  • putting together a great CV
  • searching for jobs
  • welfare benefits & money advice
  • interview techniques
  • IT skills to help you find work

ReCOM is proud to be part of this initiative which is led by Solihull Council.



To find out more about what’s on offer call ReCOM on  0121 663 0335

or the Employment & Skills team at Solihull Council on 0121 704 8076.


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Mar 09

Do you need help with Universal Credit?

Our Save Time and Money Project running in Chelmsley Wood can now offer assistance with Universal Credit Applications.

This includes initial applications, setting up email addresses and general support with your Universal Credit Account.

Call 0121 663 0335  to make an appointment.

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Mar 09

New – Tablet Classes now running at Balsall Common Library


If you would like to learn more about how to use your Tablet then these classes could be for you!

No matter what type of Tablet you have, we can show you how to use it with confidence.

Classes will be running throughout the summer term, each course lasting for 6 weeks.

Please call 0121 663 0335 for more information.



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Mar 01

Volunteering opportunities

ReCOM has lots of volunteer opportunities. If you’re not sure if it’s for you, why not read about one of our volunteers experiences.

If you would like to talk to someone. Just call the office on 0121 663 0335 and ask for Ashlee.

Thank you!

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Feb 19

Help for people who are housebound

If you know someone who would like to get on-line but is unable to go to a class then our IT@Home service could be for them.

This is a FREE service, available in the Solihull area, for people who are housebound to enjoy getting the benefits of their laptop or Tablet computer.

Call the office to find out more. 0121 663 0335

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Oct 17

Trustee Vacancies

Each year ReCOM makes a difference to around 500 local people providing IT training to help unemployed people who are looking for work as well as helping others in the Solihull/Birmingham area gain greater independence by developing digital skills and accessing the internet.

Due to the retirement of two of our long-standing trustees, ReCOM is looking for a Treasurer and a Trustee with HR experience to join our friendly and experienced Board. Working alongside the Chair and the other Trustees, they will ensure that we have the resources to maintain and develop our services. So, this is a great opportunity to help improve the lives of people within our local community.

The Treasurer is responsible for advising the Trustees on all financial matters as well as preparation of management and statutory accounts. We are looking for someone with the relevant financial skills and experience within a small organisation who would enjoy contributing to the wider strategic development of the charity.

The HR Trustee role is to support the Board on all HR/staff related matters; including maintaining appropriate HR policies and supporting the recruitment of new staff. To be effective, this person will need to have up-to-date knowledge and experience of handling operational HR issues (ideally in a small organisation), as well as being able to contribute to wider strategic plans.

There is lots more information about our activities on the web site.

How to apply:

If you would like to know more, please contact Carol Wood (Chair) on 0121 663 0335 (office hours 9am-2pm Monday – Friday) or email

We welcome applications from individuals who are representative of the communities we serve.

The closing date for applications is 10th November 2017.  Please note all Trustees are required to have a full enhanced DBS check before taking up their role.

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Aug 31

Get On-line with Shirley Silver Surfers

Start dates for our popular courses running at Shirley Library this Autumn                           


  1. Bring your own IPad/Tablet         –  Wednesday September 13th for 6 weeks
  2. Laptop Course                             –  Tuesday September 26th for 8 weeks
  3. Bring your own IPad/Tablet          – Wednesday November 1st for 6 weeks


Email ( or call 0121 663 0335 to book a place or get more information.


Many thanks to Coop members who are supporting us.

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