Our digital skills training is free to families with disabled or seriously ill children and young people, and supports families to get the most out of their iPads or Android tablets. Training covers whatever families ask us for, the most popular being:

  • Customising your iPad to address any vision, hearing, motor and learning needs of your child 
  • Keeping your child safe online with features to limit your child’s access to apps or the internet.
  • Locating and accessing other help or information you might need.

Training can be delivered in three different ways to suit you:

One-to-one training– If you have been awarded a grant through Family Fund you can sign up for a one-to-one session with an accredited trainer. All you have to do is let us know what you want help with and the trainer can meet you where you live, or at a location comfortable to you and help you to learn, the session is completely run at your pace.

Workshops– Anyone raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person can sign up to attend one of our open and friendly workshops run by one of our trainers. These are held throughout the UK at community venues. Find out if there is one near you.

Group training- We can run a group training session for parents and carers of disabled or seriously ill children in your area. If you’re part of a parent/carer group or involved with an organisation supporting families raising disabled children and would be interested in running a session, please email us.

Family stories

Read how other families, who have had training, feel about our digital skills programme and the difference it made to them.

Read our recent report, Building Digital Confidence, which shows how our digital skills training makes a significant difference to families by improving how they use their tablet and how they get online.

Grants

We offer grants to help families get online such as laptops, tablets and PCs, see more from our computers and tablets page.