Mar 13

Windows 10 now available

All of our desktops and laptops now come with the choice of Windows 7 or Windows10 and Microsoft Office 2010 which are provided through our membership of Microsoft’s Authorised Refurbisher Scheme. Take a look at our application forms listed under low cost computers and apply today.

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Mar 02

New project – funding received from Comic Relief!

Thanks to Comic Relief and Heart of England Community Foundation, ReCOM is launching a new project this Spring based at the Citizens Advice centre in Chelmsley Wood.   Called ‘Access IT – Save Time & Money’, its aim is to improve basic IT skills to help local residents:

  • gain economic benefits from being online (e.g. cheaper fuel, comparative shopping)
  • access on-line services and support (e.g. Money Advice sites, applying for school places)
  • manage their own affairs (e.g. creating budget spread sheets)

We’ll be offering FREE training and support tailored to individuals’ needs. It will be relevant to the theme of enabling people to save time and money e.g.

  • Learning how to complete on-line forms
  • Finding out how to do internet searches ( eg compare prices and get the best deal)
  • Setting up an email account and using it to manage services on line (eg utilities)

  • Getting to grips with spread sheets to manage spending and saving
  • Raising awareness of Freecycle, buying and selling on eBAY etc.

If you would like to know more please call us on 0121 663 0335.

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Mar 01

Become a Trustee for a great local charity!

We are looking for an additional Trustee who is enthusiastic about what ReCOM does and would like to give their time and expertise to help us set our strategies, monitor our performance and ensure our charity continues to thrive.

If you have experience you’d like to put to good use, please email for more information. Alternatively call the Chair, Carol Wood on 0121 663 0335 (during office hours 9.00am – 2.00pm Monday – Thursday). The details are also on Do-It. The first step will be an informal discussion with one of the Trustees. All Trustees are required to have a full enhanced DBS check.

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Feb 08

Help for Job Seekers

2017 has got off to a busy start with over 30 new customers for our Job Seekers support programme!

We provide training and support to help with Universal Job Match, applying for jobs on-line, creating a CV, using email.

This is a FREE service available to Solihull residents at three libraries:

Chelmsley Wood Library:

  • Tuesdays 10am – 1pm
  • Wednesdays 10am – 1pm
  • Thursdays 10am – Noon

The Core Library, Touchwood

  • Monday 10am – 1pm
  • Tuesdays 10am – 1pm
  • Fridays 10am – 1pm

Shirley Library

  • Mondays 2.30pm – 5.30pm


Call 0121 663 0225 to find out more or make an appointment.


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Dec 22

Happy Christmas to everyone from Santa and his helper!

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Dec 21

Merry Christmas!

Great to see everyone at the Volunteer Lunch yesterday!!


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Dec 21

Happy Christmas from Jaguar Land Rover!

ReCOM has been one of the lucky organisations to benefit  from Jaguar Land Rover’s initiative to support 18 local charities over the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Their generous donation is being put towards our Volunteer Christmas Lunch. Big THANK YOU to everyone at JLR and especially to Adrian Whitehead who came to present the cheque!


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Nov 09

Volunteer Lunch

It was great to see everyone who came to the office for lunch. Especially Geoff Lates who has been volunteering with ReCOM for 5 years – thank you Geoff!

Geoff Lates receiving his 5 year certificate

Geoff Lates receiving his 5 year certificate



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Sep 27

Great publicity for ReCOM!

Want to know more about how ReCOM helps people who are unemployed improve their IT skills and find work – here is some great publicity from the Libraries Task Force.

And if you know anyone in Solihull who needs this sort of help. Call us on 0121 663 0335.

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Jun 22

Volunteers get a Thank You from the Mayor

To mark Volunteer Week this year ReCOM helped to organise an event for the Mayor of Solihull to say thank you to volunteers who make a difference to the lives of people in the borough. Here are Simon, Steve, Wendy, Barrie, Mo with Ashlee and the Mayor! Everyone had a great time so thanks also to Ashlee and other volunteer co-coordinators for making it happen.

Volunteer Week June 2016

Volunteer Week 2016

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