Let's get digital!
We know that 67% of our residents are already online, but we think more of you should access online services, to make your life easier and save you some pennies at the same time.
What's in it for you?
- Getting on the internet can save you as much £560 a year, by buying goods online and switching energy suppliers. Not bad, eh?
- If you use government services, getting online can really help. This is particularly true now that welfare reforms are kicking in, as you'll need to make Universal Credit claims and monthly updates online.
- You can log in to Your Account on this website to check your rent statement, report repairs and see how ones you've already reported are progressing
- Being on the internet can help you stay in touch with friends and family. You can use services like Facebook, email and Skype to hear what they've been up to, see their photos and even chat by video!
- And if that's not enough, search engines like Google, bring the whole world to your fingertips. There's no need for a big heavy phone book now, you can look up that restaurant or bus timetable online!
If you're just dipping your toe into the online world, don't worry - there's help out there to guide you every step of the way.There are even places where you can get online locally for free. Follow the link to your local pages where you'll find the addresses for your local UK Online centres .
You can find a list of wi-fi hotspots and online centres at Digital Skills here.
If you're worried about safety on the internet, take a look at the online safety page on the left.
Go on give it a go - there’s an exciting world out there!