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How to get online for free in Southend

This page shows how you can get free IT equipment and Wi-Fi in Southend.

The SECH Hub

The Digital Housing Hub project runs from the Hub.

It offers free access to computers and support from volunteers. They help more people build the digital skills and confidence to get online. They can show you how to use mobile phones, tablets and PC’s.

Support and guidance can be given on many digital issues that you may face.

The Hub is open Monday to Friday from 10am – 4pm.

Number: 01702 611199     



Victoria Hub

Victoria shopping centre
324-325 Chartwell Square

Learn how to use computers and get online. Set up emails, look for work and put together CVs.

Open every Monday to Thursday between 10am and 4pm.

Please Note: The Hub will close between 12pm-1pm.


Shoeburyness Hub

Friars Baptist Church
Eagle Way

Learn how to use computers and get online. Set up emails, look for work and put together CVs.

Open every Tuesday to Wednesday between 10am and 4pm.


Westcliff Hub

649 London Road

Learn how to use computers and get online. Set up emails, look for work and put together CVs.

Open every Tuesday between 10am and 1pm.

Local Services

The Forum

Elmer Square
Elmer Ave

Libraries are slowly reopening. Only the computers at the Forum are available for now.

Computers have 1 hour free use. They must be booked by calling the number below.

Open between 10am – 4pm.

There is a one way system and sanitising procedures in place. A mask must be worn.

All computers are on the first floor and a lift is available.

Number: 01702 534117


Job Centre Plus

Southend Jobcentre
Dencora Court
Tyler’s Ave

The Job Centre has a reduced computer service. Customers need to book in advance for the same day or next day.

There are 2 computers available. Each has a 1 hour maximum slots.

Computer 1: 10am, 12pm and 2pm

Computer 2: 11am, 1pm and 3pm

The hour after each booking is for sanitizing the areas.

Number: 01702 575724


This service is an outdoor, free WiFi service. It covers:

  • Southend town centre,
  • Central seafront,
  • Hamlet Court Road,
  • Leigh Broadway

It gives people access to fast, efficient internet connectivity. You need to register to use the service. To register you will need to give either:

  • An email address and a few details,
  • Your Facebook log-in details.

For more details go to the Southend Free WiFi website

Other free services:

Learn My Way

Free information and guidance on digital services like the internet and email.

Help using online GP services to things like online banking.

Visit Learn my way website


Wi-Fi Map

Find free Wi-Fi spots in the local area with the Southend free WiFi map



They give equipment to people that are lonely.

You need to be referred by a professional or someone that has known you for a while:

  • Social worker,
  • Neighbour,
  • Voluntary service.

Find out more on the Wavelength website


Free Wi-Fi with BT

BT will give those in need access to hotspots via a voucher-code system.

This gives kids access to the internet on up to 3 devices. This is for 6 months (until December).

This is only for education. The codes will give access with full content filtering. It is for children up to 16 years old. If they are a care leaver the age is 24.

Check that you can access this on the BT WiFi website

More information go to the Get Help with Tech website

There a limited number of vouchers. To apply please email

 Last updated: 08 Sep 2022

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