Tech support

Do you (or anyone you know) need help with computers?

July 1, 2021 | Southmedia

Reading Voluntary Action can help

Reading Voluntary Action can help Reading residents to get going – from basic computer use to setting up and using email, internet searches, filling in online forms, word processing, and more.

They can also help with using laptops, smartphones, and tablets and you are welcome to bring your own device. Free wi-fi is provided at all venues (at libraries you will need a library card).

The Get Online Reading project holds regular drop-in sessions at libraries and community venues all around Reading. For more information call 0118 937 2273 or visit

There is also “The Get Online” assistance scheme which, subject to available funding, can provide financial help to buy a computer or tablet, along with a contribution towards broadband costs as well.  Please note: the aim of this scheme is to help people in financial hardship who do not have internet access to get online, and priority will be given to those in greatest hardship that will derive the most benefit in a relatively short time. 

They currently have funding to support people who are 58 years old +, but also have limited funding for younger people.  If you would like to find out more about the assistance scheme, please call Pippa at BMSTC on 0118 901 6000 or email who can help provide a referral to the scheme.

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