We know that access is one of the key barriers that can prevent people from getting online and making the most of being connected.

The UK online centres’ Home Access network specialises in personalised help and support to guide learners through the process of buying new technology and getting connected at home.

Here we have some interesting case studies which show some success stories from across the UK.

Elaine and Jennifer website Getting online in Richmondshire

Two Richmondshire pensioners have not only gained internet and computer skills but are now enjoying using their own devices at home, thanks to online tools from Tinder Foundation and the support of their local UK online centre.

Peter Amoroso and Vodafone

A man from Wednesbury in the Black Country has found new inspiration and a new “world view” - thanks to his new computer skills and a 3G connected tablet computer on loan from Vodafone.

Denise Gudgeon and Vodafone

A grandma from South Shields is exploring the world online from home, thanks to the free loan of a smartphone from Vodafone, and the support of local UK online centre West Harton Churches Action Station.