Help is available for Dorset residents who struggle to afford to be online or use a smartphone.

Dorset Council has teamed up with the Good Things Foundation charity to help people in digital need.

A small number of SIM cards have been made available to give to people who cannot afford data and have limited or no access to the internet.

The cards last for six months and offer up to 20GB per month.

Recipients must be aged 18 or over and from a low-income household.

They must also have no access (or insufficient access) to the internet at home and/or have no or insufficient access to the internet away from home.

This giveaway is for data only so recipients will need to have an unlocked device.

For more information or to refer someone email or you can complete a form for them online.

Anyone who needs help in completing the form should call the Digital Hotline  on 01305 221048. 

There is no guarantee which network provider the sim people receive will be from.

Go to for more information.