Digital Support

We are  committed to helping our tenants and the wider community develop their digital skills and get online. We have employed a full time Digital Participation Officer whose job it is to ensure you have the confidence, skills and equipment to get connected.

We can help you:

  • Apply for jobs
  •  Keep in touch with friends and family
  • Stay safe and secure online
  • Get the best deals online
  • Better use your laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • Access a device through our lending library
  • Diagnose a broken device for repair
  • Get internet in your property

The internet and digital technology are at the heart of day-to-day life. It has transformed how we work, communicate, learn and access information and public services. Despite this, the spread of access and use is uneven. 11.3 million people across the UK lack the basic digital skills to thrive in today’s world and a further 4.8 million never go online at all.

Access and use of digital devices and the internet are important for helping people learn new things, stay in touch with friends and improve physical and mental wellbeing. It is also crucial for social equality and to ensure equal access to the many benefits the internet offers.

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Individuals with even basic digital skills can benefit from:  

  • Get internet in your property
  • Cheaper shopping and household bills
  • Time saved through online services
  • Improved communication
  •  Increased earnings
  • Higher employability

You can contact our Digital Participation Officer by phone: 07985200055 / 0141 550 5600 (option 4)

Send an email to simon.freeburn@westscot.co.uk or click on the button below:

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