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Carers UK Forum • Computer
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Computer

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:39 pm
by Domoniques
Hi
Does anyone know if there is a place to get a computer or if a grant is available my son spends a lot of time the computer but its on its last legs . I have managed over the years to change the screen as he plays his xbox but that to is now broke , changed the keyboard so only need a better tower running on 98se we have had it about 15 years

It may depend on your

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:46 pm
by Lazydaisy
It may depend on your son's disability. My husband has been supported in getting computer equipment in the past, due to being visually impaired. But I doubt whether there is a department that would help my son, who has Downs Syndrome, to get computer equipment. Perhaps you could get in touch with Social services, and ask.

Good luck.

Most areas have a computer

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:49 pm
by charles47
Most areas have a computer recycling scheme - it's worth having a look. Also, how old is your son? It may make a difference to the type of help you could access.

You could try the Make

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:53 am
by Angela24889
You could try the Make A Wish Foundation http://www.make-a-wish.org.uk/. My parents did that a few years ago to get a computer for my brother and they got us one.

When my son was at

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:48 pm
by Eun
When my son was at school his first computer was bought for him by the Aidis Trust (that was about 10 years or so ago and I can't remember the contact details but you should be able to google for it.

All the best

Eun