Starting Point Community Learning partnership is a social enterprise grown from family and community.

Based in Start Point Community coffee shop in Woodley, our basic digital training courses, community activities and wellbeing events have come from what people told us they need. We now offer these across Stockport, running sessions where people need us to be.

Digital Lending Library

Starting Point’s successful services include a digital lending library – anyone eligible can borrow a device and data for free. We run regular digital courses. These may include computing for the terrified, drop in sessions (booking essential) where you can bring us your questions, learning to use your Apple devices, or digital training to help you search for work. It all depends on what Stopfordians tell us they need.

Community organisers share their skill and enthusiasm for finding out what’s needed in the community – and we run courses to help train anyone interested to get involved in making a difference locally. From Digital champions to Community champions, we support volunteers to help our neighbours where they are needed. 

Our Wellbeing events bring everyone together to share a coffee, a chat, and to try something new – if you like bingo, singing, knitting, or even making a cheeky clay pot, come and see us. We hope to see you soon.

Weekly Free Digital Skills Drop-In Sessions

We offer a range of drop-in sessions each week including:

  • Digital Skills Sessions – A friendly and informal digital skills class that you can join at any time. Chat to us about what you need as we have a session for all skill levels. This class is usually structured into a lesson which is designed by us. The classes cover subjects which you, the learners choose. There is also the opportunity to ask us technical questions if there is enough time after the lesson.
  • DigiKnow Computer Classes –  A friendly and informal class that you can join at any time. Usually more for technical help, with the opportunity to have one to one sessions with us or our Digital champions.You can ask us about any technology issues that you have. We’ll be able to show you step by step how to do what you need to do on a computer.
  • Online Coffee Mornings – A friendly and informal session that you can join at any time. Chat to us about what you need as we have a session for all skill levels.