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Rekindle (digital inclusion)

Our Rekindle project can give you the skills and confidence to get online and use digital technology to improve your life.

Rekindle supports disadvantaged, disabled, and older people to improve their ability to access the internet to support their health, wealth, and happiness. Being online can also help to reduce loneliness and social isolation.

The service is a partnership between Age UK Teesside and Middlesbrough Council.

How we can help

Friendly caseworkers from the Rekindle programme

Our Digital Inclusion Caseworkers can offer support including:

  • basic digital skills
  • 6 to 8 weeks of one-to-one or group sessions
  • advice on which device to buy
  • home connectivity solutions (for example, broadband internet)

Did you know, on average, you could save £600 per year by being online? Using the internet, you can compare your bills and shop around for better deals. You can also connect with your family or friends, catch up on your favourite TV shows, or play digital puzzles or games.

The programme

First of all, we'll make sure your 'digital foundations' are in place. We'll start with some basic skills, and make sure you understand about devices (like smartphones and tablets) and connectivity (for example, the internet). Then we'll go on to some optional learning modules:

  1. Communicating online
  2. Better-off online
  3. Accessing services online
  4. Digital health literacy


Check out some video advice from our advisors:

Get in touch

Get in touch with us to arrange a visit to Cavendish House for demonstrations and advice on equipment:

  • digital devices
  • daily living home technology
  • assistive technology
  • specialist equipment

Find us at: Middlesbrough Independent Living Services, Cavendish House, Cavendish Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3EB

Find Cavendish House on Google Maps and get directions.

Contact our Digital Inclusion Caseworkers:

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