The goal of Input’s course is to teach trainees how to recycle donated used computers back into the community for use by the locals who may require one. Through this course and these tasks a work principle is developed and instilled in the trainees which helps them towards the goal of entering the workplace.
The resources of Input, such as the trainees and volunteers, are available for use by the community in order to actively promote people with learning difficulties, the use of information technology, recycling, education, and help reduce the stigma often associated with those with additional learning needs.
Come join us, give us your old computer or help us out with a donation. All donated computers have their information wiped clean before being sent back out into the community for use and it is completely, entirely free of charge- absolutely risk free. Together we can make the community work.
Input operates as a charity so no cost is assigned to the individual. There is no financial investment required to become a trainee or a volunteer.
All Input trainees undergo an intensive twelve week induction programme (one day per week, Wednesdays). Trainees may then be asked to return to Input to help with the next 12 week induction and continue to further learn and develop skills for the workplace. A trainee can be with Input from a duration of 12 weeks to several years.
Thursday courses are more laid back and less intensive than the Wednesday courses and are aimed at building basic computer skills that can be used for everyday life or for leisure.
Both Friday mornings and afternoons are similar to Wednesdays in that it is a course that introduces volunteer trainees to the basics of computers with the overall goal of preparation for the workplace.
Resources and Amenities
Input’s recycled computers are available to any members of the local community who would benefit a lot from having once.
Input operates in fully accessible buildings. We also specialise in adaptive technology to allow all our trainees computer access and are always willing to try new techniques of teaching to better suit specific trainee needs.
Wednesday - Towerlands Community Centre | 10am to 3pm
Friday - Towerlands Community Centree | 10am to 3pm