Improving your skills

Do you need help getting online?

Microsoft Office 2013 Word & Excel Training.

As part of our programme to improve residents’ digital skills, we’re offering free courses in Microsoft Word and Excel at each of our Community Hubs over the next six months.

Each course consists of four sessions, lasting two hours, and there’s also a commitment to do some ‘homework’ in between to maximise learning.

To find out more, or register your interest, please contact Steve Ward on 0300 123 3399 or email



 Session 1 

 Session 2  

 Session 3 

 Session 4  

 Microsoft   Excel 

 June 7th

 June 14th

 June 21st

 June 28th

 Microsoft   Word

 July 5th 

 July 12th

 July 19th

 July 26th


Free computer loans

We can loan you a 21” Apple Mac Computer to use with our Employment web-based search tool to help you find employment. During the loan period we can support you with CV writing and employment advice. During the last year we have supported 14 families to find employment which has been life changing.


Apple Mac Computer loan to help your family develop social media skills and get online with your local school.

We are loaning equipment to families on a low income to help them engage with social media and completing school work. We will loan you equipment for up to 12 months.


Are you paying too much to your energy provider? We can help!

We can come to your home and do an energy saving comparison, during the last year we have saved households on average £37 a month. One gentleman we supported recently we have saved £1700 by change his energy provider and seeking better mobile phone and Wi-Fi offers. Every week we are looking for new low cost broadband deals you can call Steve or Tricia on 0300 123 3399 and ask for advice.


Do you need to move house?

We can come to your home to help you sign up to the Reigate and Banstead Housing register. We can also set up a Homeswapper account for you and will manage it on your behalf is you do not have a computer or broadband.


Just wanting to improve your online skills?

We are running a programme to help our residents and the local community get online by developing and supporting our volunteer digital champions.

Digital champions are people who can help others use the internet; it is a sustainable and cost-effective way to improve digital skills among residents - a major challenge facing all housing providers in light of the Government’s Welfare Reform.

Join us at our Community Hubs

Did you know that we run three Community Hubs in Horley, Tadworth and Merstham?

Our Community Hubs provide a relaxed environment for all local residents to drop in and seek assistance with anything they need – no appointment needed! We can offer help with getting online, benefit claims, housing options, finding work and much more.

Some residents just pop in for a cuppa and a little chat. Yep - we provide free refreshments too!

Our Community Hubs:

Horley: Horley Baptist Church, Tuesdays, 11am – 1pm Merstham: Portland House: Wednesdays, 12pm – 2pm Tadworth: Merland Rise Church: Thursday, 10am – 12noon