Useful websites & apps from help and advice to freebies

There are lots of useful apps and websites out there, so get exploring. But here’s a few to get you started:

Online digital courses

You’ll find free online beginners’ courses at the BBC.


The basic version of Spotify is free. Use it to create your own playlists and listen to albums for free, on the go.


Skype is a really good way to keep in touch with friends and family wherever they are in the world by making phone and video calls over the internet. Skype is a software programme that allows you to do this.


Reuse, keep good stuff out of landfills and snap up a freebie on this useful website.

NHS Food Scanner app

The Change4Life Food Scanner app shows you how much sugar, saturated fat and salt is inside your food and drink – just by scanning the barcode. Plus, get simple hints and tips to help you make healthier choices and learn more about your food with fun activities for the kids and ideas for the whole family

NHS Smokefree app

The NHS Smokefree app can help you stop smoking by giving daily support and motivation. If you stay smoke free for the four-week programme you're up to five times more likely to quit for good.


uSwitch is an online and telephone comparison service that helps you compare prices on a range of products and services.

allpay app

Pay anytime, anywhere with the allpay app. You can download for free from Apple and Windows phone stores and Google Play - it lets you securely pay your rent from your smartphone.

BBC News

Free news and sport plus recipes and features. As well as BBC iPlayer.


Online encyclopedia on a whole host of subjects from favourite TV shows to historical events.

Money saving expert

Useful financial advice and top tips from money guru Martin Lewis.


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