Are you scared of spreadsheets? Do you feel a twit with Twitter? Well our DigitAL project may be just the help you need. Our DigitAL Mobile Unit is out and about around Derwentside  giving you the opportunity to touch up or start from scratch with your IT skills.

Our DigitAL family will look at different uses for computers, tablets and smart phones with sessions designed to help you make the most of digital technology.

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Did you know you can find out the latest information about Derwentside Homes on our website, Facebook or Twitter or that you can check your rent balance and report repairs online?
Well, DigitAL is here to help you make the most of our online services.

We will show you how to make the most of our website, how to stay in touch with Facebook and Twitter and how to contact us by email.


Is Ebay a village on the A66 or Amazon a South America river? If so, you’re probably not making the most of shopping online.

Increasingly, the internet is becoming the place to get the cheapest deals on shopping with many shops now saving their biggest savings for online sales. Also, price comparison websites can help you get the best deals on insurance, bank accounts or energy suppliers.

In Nettie sessions, our Money Advice Officers are on hand to show you how to make the most of using the internet to save you money.


Has the laptop or tablet you got for Christmas stayed in the cupboard since you got it? Would you like to know a little more about computers but are not quite sure? Well, Webster is the session for you.

Webster sessions look at the basics of using computers, tablets and smart phones. We will start with the basics showing you how to use a computer and learn at your own pace. We will try and answer all your questions on subjects such as: word processing, spreadsheets and browsing the internet
but what we cover will be up to you.


With employers increasingly seeing digital skills as important and Universal Credit making it harder to claim benefits if you aren’t online, the link between being online and work is greater than ever.

Pixel’s sessions provide information on the help available to get into work and information and advice on doing job searches online. Our Brighter Futures and Welfare Rights team’s will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on gaining the skills you need to make employers want to ‘snap you up’.


Will you never be found on Facebook? Well, you’re not alone but social media has become one of the most important ways of communicating in the 21st century. Used correctly social networks are a good way of staying in contact with friends and relatives and finding out what is going on in the world.

Digit sessions look at the basics of using social media and how to get involved. they also look at some of the dangers of social  media and how to protect your privacy online.