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Orbit commits to providing At Home Support for digital skills

Orbit has confirmed its delivery partners for a major new digital skills project. Bids from Horizons Community Learning CIC and Silver Training IT Ltd have been successful and both organisations will be delivering digital support sessions to Orbit customers in their own homes and other one to one settings.

The aim of the project is to help Orbit customers who struggle to engage with community based digital support sessions due to barriers such as isolation, limited rural transport or mental health.

It complements the wider support Orbit is already providing to help community organisations deliver group sessions, but it helps overcome barriers faced by those who can’t access group training offers. It represents further significant investment from Orbit towards its commitment of tackling digital exclusion.

The project will be rolled out from April 2015 in the following areas, with many customers expected to benefit:

  • Hastings
  • Norwich and surrounding areas
  • Thanet
  • Warwick, Leamington and Lighthorne Heath

More information about booking one to one digital skills support sessions will be available soon.