Warning over computer grants

Families of children with special needs are being urged to come forward for a free computer grant before a Government scheme ends.

More than 5,000 packages are still available, but applicants only have until November 30 to avoid missing out.

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The computers are being made available through the Home Access scheme, aimed at helping children with profound disabilities or special educational requirements get online.

The computer packages are designed to help learning within the home environment.

The packages are distributed free with the help of IT education specialists XMA and assistive technology experts Iansyst.