Digital skills support for Carers

Many services and resources are now only available online. Carers Support Merton believes that no Carer should miss out on support because they don’t have digital skills or access to the internet.

We can help if a lack of digital skills means that a Carer cannot access support, advice or guidance

We can provide Carers with short term, bespoke, one-to-one support from a trained staff member or a volunteer, if a Carer has difficulties:

  • Accessing support, information and guidance online from Carers Support Merton.
  • Finding information and advice on different conditions.
  • Communicating effectively with professionals.
  • Connecting with others caring for people with the same condition.

Contact Nada (Digital Project Co-ordinator) for a chat about your needs and how we can help. Email or telephone 020 8646 7515.

Support to obtain a device

There is support if a Carer doesn’t have a device or an internet connection. Please contact us for more information.

Carers who are digitally excluded can borrow a device from their local Merton library. Find out more at Connecting Merton.

Mobile and tablet workshop from Wimbledon Guild

Wimbledon Guild run a workshop where you can take your mobile or tablet for advice.

Online Courses

Good Things Foundation: Learn My Way

Carers Support Merton is part of the Good Things Foundation network of Online Centres. We can give you access to their free online courses which help people to get the most of being online.
For more information see the Learn My Way website

Please contact us for more information

Open University

Free Open Learn course: Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

NESCOT free distance learning courses

NESCOT distance learning – Free computing courses (including some on-site)

Face-to-face courses in Merton

Merton Adult and community education courses – Digital skills

Overview of courses available on the Merton Council website

Following the links will take you to:

Computing and IT at Merton College

Merton College is on London Road in Morden, adjacent to the beautiful grounds of Morden Park. They offer a range of courses, including Essential Digital Skills for Everyday Life.

Adult Training network

Adult Training Network works in collaboration with Merton Council to deliver a range of programmes which include Functional Skills English and Digital Skills.

Online resources

Digital Unite has some very useful technology guides