Home Access how does it work?
Home Access provides grants to low income families to buy computer and/or internet packages so they can learn safely, have fun and
achievemore at school. Following the successful pilot, the Home Access programme is now available nationally across England.
One of the key innovations of the Home Access programme is the move away from a centralised procurement of computers to a model where families have a choice of equipment and suppliers. Under the scheme, low-income families who meet set eligibility criteria can apply for a Home Access Grant to buy a computer and internet package from a range of approved suppliers.
The Home Access packages provided have been designed with a family’s needs in mind. They include one year’s service and support, pre-set parental controls to filter inappropriate content, installed office productivity suite, firewall and an anti-virus package. They also include the award winning e-safety guide Know IT All for Parents, enhanced warranty and reinstatement service in the event of theft, and technical and educational guidance delivered with every package.
All computers come with a dedicated Home Access website set as the home page to help ensure families realise the benefits of Home Access. These Home Access packages will be available for purchase by all.
Below are a collection of BECTA information sources to help get the information to the correct families.
The process can be started by the potential applicant calling 0333 200 1004