Giroscope believes that freedom of access to IT, which most of us in the UK now take for granted, is is an important element in our community welfare and cohesion as we move forward digitally in the 21st century.
We have initiated a programme, Circuit Riders, that as part of its activity, seeks to refurbish PC’s then place them, together with free internet access and support, back into the community. We began this programme at Boulevard Village Hall.
A key element in the delivery of this project is the major contribution of our volunteers from Matthew’s Hub: you can read more of their story here. Our volunteers support the IT infrastructure in Giroscope’s main office in west Hull and in our social enterprise parks in Arthur Street and Selby Street.
In addition there is a fully equipped computer training suite which the volunteers also support. This provides training and advice for members of the community in need of IT help and is a home for DITTO, a group providing support and training in a friendly environment without the pressure of time contraints.
You can see a short video about one of our computer project volunteers here.