Find out how
Help someone get online or get support for yourself
To get online, people don’t just need a laptop or tablet – they may also need help with how to use it, and with how to get connected to the internet.
Getting Oxfordshire Online provides free or low-cost refurbished laptops and other devices donated by generous businesses or members of the public.
Through our community and charity partners, we can link you to organisations that offer support and training in digital skills.
As the initiative develops, we will share more information about low-cost connectivity options for people in Oxfordshire.
Why is getting online important?
Some examples include:
From food shopping deliveries to doctor’s appointments and benefit claims, crucial services are increasingly moving online, and reducing traditional ways of keeping in touch. Everyone should be able to benefit from the increased convenience this brings.
Keeping up with school work
Since the widespread implementation of home schooling during the pandemic, it is now crucial for all students to have access to the internet. Even with the return to school, many institutions expect students to complete and submit work online.
COVID-19 and the lockdowns proved that online access was essential for keeping in touch with colleagues, friends and families. Even with society opening up again, there has been a permanent shift towards video calling that could help many people feel less isolated from far-away friends and contacts.
Is someone you support looking to get online?
If you work for a delivery or outreach organisation and your beneficiaries struggle to get online, please talk to us – we can help you support them to realise the benefits of being on the internet.
Our target beneficiaries include all ages, from children from disadvantaged families, to older people and people experiencing homelessness. We aim to be here for anyone who needs to get online.