Welwyn Hatfield, Let’s get digital!

Technology is forever changing and keeping up with smart phones, computers and tablets can sometimes be challenging. Our volunteer Digital Champions are here to help; to put you at ease while you manoeuvre your way around your device. This could be your first time setting up, adding new software or apps and even zoom calling loved ones. It’s never too late to learn a new skill and we would like you to feel as comfortable as possible; so let’s get digital together. To access the service or sign up as a volunteer, please get in touch. E: volunteercentre@whcvs.org.uk | T: 01707 274 861

Trustee of New Europeans UK, urges Europeans living in the UK to complete their application for the EU Settled Status Scheme before the deadline 30th June 2021

Report by: Michal Siewniak, Trustee of New Europeans UK I’m sure most of us, who know, work with or have friends and family members from Europe living in the UK, have heard the words ‘pre-settled’ or ‘settled status’ mentioned in conversations. The reference here is to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) – introduced as freedom of movement came to an end after Brexit. It is crucial for all EU citizens already living in the UK not to miss the deadline at the end of next month (June). Or we risk losing the rights we had before Brexit. These include the right to live and work here, access to services such as the NHS, rent and buy property. Personally, I am pleased that I was able to deliver a number of events across the county of Hertfordshire, including Welwyn Hatfield, which promoted and explained the importance of the EU Settlement Scheme.

Digital Inclusion Project

The Welwyn Hatfield Community & Voluntary Service is working with other voluntary services in the county for the Digital Inclusion Project. The main focus of this project is to help those who are mostly excluded from support services and social circles resulting from a lack of digital ability. If you have a laptop, computer, notebook or tablet you would like to donate to the project, please get in touch with us. Email: c.dillon@whcvs.org.uk or call 01707 274 861