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Affordable Comupters - where in Somerset you can order or purchase affordable recycled and reconditioned computers

 UK Online Centres are places that you can go to use computers, they will also act as the go between for members of the public who wish to buy recycled computers from computer aid.

Ricotech will deliver county wide, they can also be contacted on 0800 8803678

Yarlington Housing -
will loan laptops to their clients anywhere in the county via the Community Team contact on 01935 404500.
This is for 24 weeks, no charge, and will include an internet dongle.

Community Computers
are at 8 Hartley Way, Taunton TA1 2LJ please ring first on 0788 0793 077 if necessary follow up via email on workshop@communitycomputing.org
Units cost between £50 and £100

Computers for Rural People -
can be contacted directly on 02476 853066 or alternatively via email johnb@arthurrankcentre.org.uk
This company specialises in helping those rurally excluded and delivers free of charge.

AR Computing - Minehead
assist clients in searching for new computers, but do not recycle.
They can be contacted on 01643 707 381 or via email at enquiries@arcomputing.

Most libraries across the county have computers for public use and staff who will offer assistance.
Some run computer courses within the library or can signpost to other courses.

All of these organisations are charities, run by volunteers and stock depends on what has been donated to them.

laptopIT Assistance

NetBuddies
01458 250603 also offer a computer assistance service run by volunteers.
They run sessions around the county, please contact the for most current information

ITHelp@Home
provides free IT training for adults living in South Somerset & Mendip, who under normal circumstances are not able to benefit from public IT training courses, due to disability or caring for others.
If someone doesn’t have a computer they can borrow one of their laptops for the duration of the training, which lasts for up to 12 sessions at about one hour a week.

Sedgemoor Digital Link
Somerset You Can Dooffer free sessions that can help with searching and applying for jobs, using job-search, online benefit claims, online banking etc.
telephone 01278 664180

Aster Communities
run drop in sessions in several places including Twice as Nice in Shepton Mallet and The Key Centre in Frome both have free laptops and support.
They also have laptops available for clients in the Resource Room at Flourish House in Wells