Find a Job Website 1   Recently updated !

Find a Job The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are closing their exisiting job search website, Universal Jobmatch will close on the 17th of June 2018. The exisiting site was far from perfect, the registration process was difficult as it required users to have a Government gateway account, which some users did not have. The DWP have replaced this with a new website called […]

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An Introduction to Universal Credit 1   Recently updated !

  If you need support with IT to claim UC come along to one of our free sessions listed here. This guide is available as a download:   Universal Credit What is it? Universal Credit is a means tested benefit for adults with a low income. It replaces six existing benefits: Income Support Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Housing Benefit Child Tax […]

Case Study Customer – Martin 1   Recently updated !

  I’ve been a lorry driver all my life. My father was a lorry driver and I wanted to be like him. So for 30 years I delivered goods around Malvern, Droitwich, Evesham, Tewkesbury, and Upton. Then with the stroke of a pen I was made redundant. I always wanted to learn how to use computers at work but my firm wouldn’t allow it. I […]

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Case Study Volunteer – Emily 1   Recently updated !

  I used to work at the Council. After leaving that job I had an inkling that I’d like to do something in IT, but I don’t have any formal training. I spoke to my Work Coach who told me about Go On Worcestershire Digital Connector Tim Marsh’s work experience scheme. I jumped at the opportunity! After the interview I was even more enthusiastic. Tim […]

Case Study Customer – Phil 1   Recently updated !

PHIL’S STORY I’ve wanted to write my autobiography for some time but didn’t know how to go about it. Digital Connector Tim Marsh and Digital Champion Emily Cullen have helped me learn how to use Word and taught me basic computer functions such as underlining text, centering, and learning the difference between the delete and the backspace buttons. I’ve starting typing documents for my local […]

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Case Study Volunteer – Sue   Recently updated !

  Becoming a Digital Champion has made me realise how many people need digital help, even people in their 20s and 30s who you would think would know how to register for a Universal Jobmatch account, or an email address. It’s been fascinating going to different venues and meeting people from so many different backgrounds and ages, because that’s how society is as a whole. […]

New Starts Computers – Bromsgrove 1   Recently updated !

New Starts is an exciting Christian community re-use social enterprise, based in Bromsgrove, north Worcestershire, whose passion is to help people overcome the challenges and disadvantages that shape their lives. They offer Discount Computers in Worcestershire. Their core activity is providing free furniture, emergency food and household supplies to families and individuals who are in greatest need either on low incomes or in financial crisis. […]

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Why I became a Digital Champion 1   Recently updated !

I am currently out of work and awaiting an operation because of this I’m highly unlikely to find a job, because I will need time off to recover. No company is likely to take on an employee knowing they will off work for three months shortly. I saw a flyer for the digital champion scheme in the job centre and put myself forward for it, […]