Selly Oak Neighbourhood Network Scheme – An exciting new collaboration!

We’re pleased to announce that ReCOM has received funding support from the Selly Oak Neighbourhood Network Scheme!

Neighbourhood Network Schemes (NNS) have recently been introduced to Birmingham. Their aim is to support older people connect to individuals, groups, organisations, activities, services and places in their neighbourhoods.

In Selly Oak, the NNS knows that digital inclusion is a priority for their communities with many older people feeling daunted and unable to access the benefits of the online world; from social interactions to saving money, and from managing finances to maintaining hobbies. Our IT@Home service aims to bridge this gap for those who have difficulty leaving the home helping to improve their digital skills; increasing independence and decreasing isolation.

To deliver this service to its full potential, we’re on the look out for volunteers who are local to the Selly Oak Neighbourhood Network Scheme area and can give up to 2 hours of time a week to support an older person learn basic IT and online skills. Could this be you?