One of the key points about South Derbyshire is that we are a rural area. Many of us live or work in a digital divide where our access to a computer and the internet is limited or non-existent. If you’re reading this on the blog, you are probably not going to need this information, but please read on. One of your neighbours isn’t part of the , or someone involved in a voluntary group in your area might be able to benefit from this information gleaned from our colleagues who serve a similarly rural part of the country at Telford Voluntary Services.
They have told us about the Arthur Rank Centre’s Computers for rural people project. Their website is at http://www.arthurrankcentre.org.uk/projects/computers_for_rural_people/. They say:
If you live in a rural area, whether on a farm miles from anywhere, or even in a country town, you have to spend time travelling about to get things done or find things out. That is in addition to commuting of course.
Email and Internet provide enormous opportunities when you can’t just pop round the corner to the shop or library etc.
Yet computers are usually expensive, and few people want to buy one “just to see if it might be useful”.
The Arthur Rank Centre is committed to supporting the rural community, and has set up the “Computers for Rural People” scheme to provide computers at very low cost to encourage people to take the first step.
So if you think a computer might be useful, but can’t afford several hundred pounds just to try, we can help you.
At a really low price we can provide a computer of your own, pre-loaded with Microsoft software, and delivered to your door with 3 months warranty, to get you started. A fully functioning computer costs as little as £109.
If you need more than one computer;
E.g. for a Drop-in centre, School etc. the prices are even lower!
How to order.
Call, email or write to us at:-
02476 853066 firstname.lastname@example.org
Computers for Rural People,
The Arthur Rank Centre,
Warwickshire. CV8 2LG