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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Aug 28

Get Online: Save Time & Money – Another Venue

If you need to improve your IT skills so that you can do more on-line to same time and money this could be for you.


From September, we are running the following FREE sessions in Chelmsley Wood

  • Citizens Advice Centre: Tuesday morning 10-12
  • Chelmsley Wood Library Wednesday afternoon 1-3


Call us on 0121 663 0335 to find out more or make an appointment.

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Jul 27

Want to give your old Windows 7 laptop a good second home?!

We urgently need donations of laptops which can be refurbished and provided to people and local charities who cant afford to buy new equipment.

If you would like to donate a laptop which is in working order, in good condition and is less than 5 years old  please get in touch via email ( or call Jayne on 0121 663 0335.

We will ensure that it is properly data wiped and that it goes to a good home.

Thank you.



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Apr 26

Thank you to the Co-op’s Local Community Fund

Great news – Shirley Silver Surfer activities have been chosen as a Local Cause  for Co-op members to support!

This year ReCOM is running classes to help people get on-line with their laptops and Tablet computers. The classes run at Shirley Library on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Being on-line is especially helpful to older people – helping them keep in touch with friends and family, keeping brains active, finding out what’s going on, getting a good deal on prices and much more!

Co-op members can add their support by logging into their account and backing this cause.

We are very pleased to be part of this long standing tradition of community support. Thank you.

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Apr 03

Get On-line – Save Time & Money starts this week!

Our brand new project starts on Wednesday April 5th . Tell your friends about it!

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