Wythenshawe Community Housing Group is helping residents enjoy the benefits of the internet by providing a new computer recycling service, affordable computer equipment and computer skills courses.
‘Get Online Wythenshawe’ is a project designed to increase digital inclusion amongst groups and individuals across Wythenshawe, as there are many people in the area without access to any IT facilities and this is having an adverse effect on them accessing online services such as Welfare Benefits, the Housing Register, employment opportunities and many more everyday services.
Services being offered online will only increase over time and as a responsible landlord Wythenshawe Community Housing Group need to ensure all our tenants are “digitally included” so Wythenshawe is not left behind!
Over the next six months, residents will be able to access skills courses on how to use IT facilities at venues across the area.
Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre - Wednesdays: 1:00pm-2:30pm Thursdays: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Tree of Life – Greenbrow Road Fridays 10.30am-12.00pm
Royal Oak Community Centre Tuesdays: 10:30am-12:00pm Wednesdays: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Benchill Community Centre Tuesdays: 1:00pm-2:30pm Wednesdays: 10:30pm-12:00pm
We are also offering affordable computer equipment to residents, who can now buy Desktop Computers from £19.99 and Laptops from £49.99.
We guarantee these will be the cheapest you can buy and we also offer: - A 90 day warranty - Advice on the cheapest broadband deal for you - In-home support in getting your device set up and - Ongoing support with training
Also, we are working with the local community and businesses to recycle and refurbish computer equipment. We will: - collect it - provide a receipt to show you all data has been safely wiped - provide a disk with any photos or files on
Leading the campaign is Welfare Reform Project Co-ordinator at Wythenshawe Community Housing Group Ben Harrison. Ben says, “These are both fantastic initiatives that I would encourage our residents to get involved in! We will offer you all the help and support you need to get online and see what the internet has to offer for you! If you’re interested in finding our more please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0161 946 8920 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, don’t forget all residents who purchase a device or complete a skills course will also be entered in to a free prize draw to win an iPad.”