BT Universal Credit Offer for people receiving Universal Credit

If you’re in receipt of income support, income-based ESA, income-based JSA, pension credit or universal credit (and you’ve no earnings), you can get BT’s special basic tariff for around £5/month. The package includes £1.50 worth of calls to landlines and free weekend calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers up to 60 minutes. However, normal landline calls are…

Virgin Media offer for people recieveing Universal Credit

Universal credit claimants can get Virgin Media Essential Broadband, which offers up to 15Mbps for £15/mth, with no fixed contract term. Virgin Media has said that Essential Broadband customers will never see price rises. This is a broadband-only package, so you won’t be charged for line rental. Sadly, if you’re an existing Virgin Media customer with…

Data & Devices for job seekers from JCP (FS Fund)

If you are helping someone who needs a device to search for work, there is another referral option available via Job Centre Plus. If they receive working age benefits and are looking for work, but their lack of a device is a barrier to job search, ask them to contact their JCP Work Coach and ask about using the Flexible Support Fund (FSF) to purchase the device they need.  How can I apply? If you feel that you may be able to get help…

Heavily subsidised computers: Get Online @ Home

GetOnline@Home sells heavily discounted, refurbished computers and tablets. They’re cheap for everyone, but particularly affordable if the customer is eligible for its scheme.  The scheme was started to support the Government-led, but now seemingly inactive, Go ON UK initiative. It’s good to see the suppliers carrying on the good work! The site supplies refurbished desktop…

Vodafone has also extended unlimited data for NHS workers until 31 January 2021.

NHS workers and vulnerable customers can now enjoy unlimited mobile data with Vodafone until 31 January 2021. This extension is available to existing customers who redeemed Vodafone’s original offer, announced on 6 April, of free data for NHS staff, vulnerable customers and half a million Pay Monthly customers, as well as to those benefiting from the…

New support measures for Children in brief

Oak National Academy was set up last year and is backed by government – with 10,000 online lessons created by teachers available, offering a curriculum covering reception to year 11. https://www.thenational.academy The BBC is offering its biggest education offer in history from Monday 11 January. CBBC will see: -three-hour block of primary school programming from…

Vodafone’s VOXI brand

will give unlimited 5G data, calls and texts for just £10 a month to anyone who has lost their job as a result of the pandemic. The plan would usually cost £35 a month. Until end of Jan 2021 Vodafone has launched a new plan to help people who have become unemployed as a result…

Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children

This scheme temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is so that children and young people can access remote education if their face-to-face education is disrupted.  Who can get help: Schools, trusts and local authorities can request mobile data increases for children and young people who: do not have fixed broadband…