Social tariffs

A frequent learner-visitor to 50+ Digital has a para-digital problem. Her mother needs a lot of practical support. Our learner spends at least one day each week with her. She is very busy with work and education, so she takes a laptop with her – but it doesn’t work out, because her mother does not have an internet connection and lives in a mobile service deadspot.

What can she do? Here’s my idea – although her mother is unlikely to need an internet service for herself, she has a social need for a connection because it would be easier for her family to spend more time with her. A social tariff might might be more than she can afford, but perhaps it is worth investigating.

OfCom definition of social tariff …

Social tariffs are cheaper broadband and phone packages for people claiming Universal Credit, Pension Credit and some other benefits. Some providers call them ‘essential’ or ‘basic’ broadband.

Some links that will help you understand if you are eligible, and how to apply …

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