Our Trust is committed to up-skilling patients and service users. This page contains details of a number of organisations that are available to support you with digital skills.

Learn My Way

The Learn My Way website includes courses on the following areas:

  • Using your computer or device
  • Online basics
  • Office programs
  • More Internet Skills
  • Online Safety
  • Finding a Job Online
  • Improving your health online
  • Managing your money online
  • Public Service Online

If you would like to complete any of these courses and save your progress you will need to register. Make sure you use the Centre Number 8004579 when registering.

 

Get Safe Online

The Get Safe Online website has videos on how to stay safe on line, including:

  • Protecting Your Computer
  • Protecting Yourself
  • Smartphones and Tablets
  • Shopping, Banking and Payments
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Communication and Social Networking

 

Make it Click

The Make it Click website has over 150 resources to help with digital skills.

Find out about things like:

  • sending emails
  • creating a CV
  • editing photos
  • advice for working from home

 

Digital Unite

The Digital Unite website has a range of 400+ how-to guides covers a whole host of digital topics.

Written by subject matter experts and updated daily, the guides are perfect for supporting others with digital skills or improving your own knowledge.

 

Learn for Life

The Learn for Life website has over 30 resources to help with digital skills, organisation and finance.

Find out about things like how to:

  • improve your employability skills
  • stay safe online
  • use office programs, like Microsoft Word
  • work with digital devices
  • improve your CV

 

The Digital Skills Toolkit

On the Digital Skills Toolkit website you can learn about:

  • practical maths
  • computer essentials
  • personal growth and wellbeing
  • professional development
  • business and finance
  • digital design and marketing
  • computer science and coding

Digital Den (Shrewsbury)

Digital Den deliver internet access and training to local residents as a sustainable enterprise that provides employment opportunities.

The Den provides access to touchscreen computers and affordable 24/7 access to WiFi broadband services for the homes of the surrounding estate on a contract-free basis.

MHA Digital Communities

MHA Digital Communities are for those aged 55 and over. 

They offer a range of support packages to promote digital inclusion including projects that loan and gift devices such as Chrome Books and Facebook Portals. 

They cover Burntwood, Lichfield and Rugeley and are now branching out to cover the whole of the South Staffordshire area. 

They provide drop-in IT Support on phones and iPads. 

They also have an IT buddy service where someone will go to the persons homes. 

They run befriending services, pen pals, dementia support groups, exercise classes, dance groups, lunch clubs. 

To access the service call or complete a referal form.

 

Staffordshire Community Learning

Staffordshire Community Learning provides free digital skills courses.

 

Wavemaker (Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent)

Wavemaker can help anyone to get started with digital skills through our learning experiences covering topics such as:

  • Using a computer or device basics (keyboard, mouse, touchscreen)
  • Using a computer or device for productivity (creating documents, email)
  • Communication using digital technologies and socialising online
  • Online basics (online safety / using the internet / online forms / email / search engines)
  • Online skills (shopping / price comparison / finding a job online / using public services online / managing your money online)
  • Entertainment & lifestyle (watching and listening online / using a digital camera)

Get in Contact

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3SR

E-mail: enquiries@mpft.nhs.uk 

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0300 790 7000
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