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Home Access Grant (Gov. Grant For FREE computer for young kids)
Home Access Grant (Gov. Grant For FREE computer for young kids)

Home Access Grant (Gov. Grant For FREE computer for young kids)

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This is a Gov . grant if you have applied for it or already received it , I found this place to be doing a good deal. if you have a full grant to the value of £528. you get the following.

1. They include an all in one printer.
2. free memory stick.
3. ruck sack type laptop bag
4. Includes Microsoft Office

besides that they are probably the only ones offering the Compaq laptop, which I reckon to be better than the others availablle , of which there is only a limited variety , samsung , Toshiba etc.

Although the printer is probably only good to use until your ink runs out after that, your probably better off getting an epson or cannon , cos the inks on this baby will cost alot. but you will still be able to use it as a scanner.

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Original Poster

http://www.xma4ha.co.uk/Libraries/Content_Images/hp610_compaq.sflb.ashx

So is this a deal for those people who are genuinely on low incomes or for those people who cannot be bothered working or looking for a job because they get free stuff like this???...sorry but sick of scrounging layabouts around here who take take take then boast about it but do nothing to earn it.....Rant over:)

besides that they are probably the only ones offering the Compaq laptop, … besides that they are probably the only ones offering the Compaq laptop, which I reckon to be better than the others availablle , of which there is only a limited variety , samsung , Toshiba etc.



That sempron in Compaq gets a pretty low passmark score of 509

The Samsung R519 with a dual core T3100 is a much better laptop deal with a passmark of score of 1319

Home Access is a new government drive to get more families using … Home Access is a new government drive to get more families using computers and the internet at home. Grants are available for low-income families living in England with children in years 3 - 9 inclusive (ages 7 - 14 years). Contact the Home Access Grant Administration Service on 0333 200 1004 for any further information on how to apply for a grant.



All I can see coming from this is the people who don't want to work have now got government funded access to their eBay empires. Brilliant!!

I hope the scheme has expired because I for one don't think it's a good idea. Most libraries have computers that people can go and use if they choose to move.
Edited by moderator: "Swear filter bypass" 9th Aug 2010

Mediamogul

So is this a deal for those people who are genuinely on low incomes or … So is this a deal for those people who are genuinely on low incomes or for those people who cannot be bothered working or looking for a job because they get free stuff like this???...sorry but sick of scrounging layabouts around here who take take take then boast about it but do nothing to earn it.....Rant over:)



+1

http://www.xma4ha.co.uk/Libraries/Content_Images/Eligibility_guide.sflb.ashx

It is pretty crazy. When I was 13 I worked every weekend for a year just so I could afford to buy a laptop.

Mediamogul

So is this a deal for those people who are genuinely on low incomes or … So is this a deal for those people who are genuinely on low incomes or for those people who cannot be bothered working or looking for a job because they get free stuff like this???...sorry but sick of scrounging layabouts around here who take take take then boast about it but do nothing to earn it.....Rant over:)


+1000

Banned

and how many of these end up on ebay ? LOADS

why is it always england??

Original Poster

I would suggest that you keep your offensive personal opinions / judgements to yourselves,
To get this grant you have to be on low income and they do check your status.. and benefits. This is genuine help for those who need it.

Keep your jelousies and gripes to yourself and no need to vote cold if you dont know what your talking about "idiots".

Edited by: "jjav" 9th Aug 2010

Original Poster

dontasciime

That sempron in Compaq gets a pretty low passmark score of 509 The … That sempron in Compaq gets a pretty low passmark score of 509 The Samsung R519 with a dual core T3100 is a much better laptop deal with a passmark of score of 1319



You are probably right , but the compaq does have good reviews and I personally prefer Compaq. , suppose its down to personal choice.

I knew someone who got a laptop through this, they then promptly sold it on as they already had a laptop.

I'm on £11k a year and a young child who is just under the age requirement. Wish I could afford a laptop or have one given to me.
Edited by: "tom_p1980" 9th Aug 2010

tom_p1980

I knew someone who got a laptop through this, they then promptly sold it … I knew someone who got a laptop through this, they then promptly sold it on as they already had a laptop.I'm on £11k a year and a young child who is just under the age requirement. Wish I could afford a laptop or have one given to me.



What are you using now?

jjav

You are probably right , but the compaq does have good reviews and I … You are probably right , but the compaq does have good reviews and I personally prefer Compaq. , suppose its down to personal choice.



really? i do wander about people sometime...

Edited by: "mugglesquop" 9th Aug 2010

mugglesquop

really? i do wander about people sometime...



Where do you wander ? lol

There has to be some restriction on selling these computers.. It's ridiculous that so many abuse the benefits like this.

Original Poster

mugglesquop

really? i do wander about people sometime...

what do you mean by "really" , which bit of the comment don't you understand? I sometimes wonder about some of the crackpots on here.

Mikey1610

What are you using now?



Work desktop PC at this very moment in time. Although at home I have a AMD Athlon pile of crap desktop pc with 80gb HDD. I can play games from about 8 years ago ok, but struggles with the likes of Youtube etc HD videos and streaming and the like is a big no-no.
Edited by: "tom_p1980" 9th Aug 2010

tom_p1980

Work desktop PC at this very moment in time. Although at home I have a … Work desktop PC at this very moment in time. Although at home I have a AMD Athlon pile of crap desktop pc with 80gb HDD. I can play games from about 8 years ago ok, but struggles with the likes of Youtube etc HD videos and streaming and the like is a big no-no.



Can't you get a bigger hard drive,i didn't think they were very expensive.......

deb8z

Can't you get a bigger hard drive,i didn't think they were very … Can't you get a bigger hard drive,i didn't think they were very expensive.......



I could but still don't have the processor power. It's like buying new seats for a car then remembering it's a Morris Marina.
Edited by: "tom_p1980" 9th Aug 2010

tom_p1980

I could but still don't have the processor power. It's like buying new … I could but still don't have the processor power. It's like buying new seats for a car then remembering it's a Morris Marina.



I'm not au fait with these things lol

My sis has an old desktop and my OH said he could get somet for it quite cheaply to make it quicker etc,i've no idea about processors hehe

deb8z

I'm not au fait with these things lolMy sis has an old desktop and my OH … I'm not au fait with these things lolMy sis has an old desktop and my OH said he could get somet for it quite cheaply to make it quicker etc,i've no idea about processors hehe



I'm trying to get my retired parents to part with their £700 lappy which is 6 months old. All they do is play Solataire and browse the net. And it's a hot spec.
Edited by moderator: "Swear filter bypass" 9th Aug 2010

Here's the original thread,it's running until next year,i didn't realise,there's still 15,000 awards left.

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there is another requirement added now so that you just cant claim if you are no benefits. your child need to be certified to be in a special needs program as well as the other 3 criteria.

i guess this is to limit the people on benefits just getting them for the sake of it.

Unemployed since 2008 and on JSA. Not a scrounger, constantly trying for work. Can I get one to help in jobsearch etc?

tr0r

Unemployed since 2008 and on JSA. Not a scrounger, constantly trying for … Unemployed since 2008 and on JSA. Not a scrounger, constantly trying for work. Can I get one to help in jobsearch etc?



Anybody unemployed for 2 years is either
1) In an area with no jobs and should consider looking further out
2) Setting their standards too high and should be willing to accept perhaps a lower status job rather than sit on benefits till that 'dream' job comes through
3) Seriously unemployable - in which case your stuffed

Which of those are you?

Why the hell do they need a grant of £530 anyway?

Give them a net book for less than £150, thats all they need surely?

Banned

DJNG22

Anybody unemployed for 2 years is either1) In an area with no jobs and … Anybody unemployed for 2 years is either1) In an area with no jobs and should consider looking further out2) Setting their standards too high and should be willing to accept perhaps a lower status job rather than sit on benefits till that 'dream' job comes through3) Seriously unemployable - in which case your stuffedWhich of those are you?Why the hell do they need a grant of £530 anyway? Give them a net book for less than £150, thats all they need surely?


this is the main question that needs to be asked imo. Expand the parameters for qualification fourfold and get value for money (something all governments are useless at and always have been).

Very little work in the area, but cant afford to pay bus fares to go further afield.
My standards are not high, though I refuse to work with an agency due to actually needing to make a credible amount of money to eat pay the bills and live.

I currently get my rent & council tax paid in full. My JSA covers (barely) My bills and enough shopping to scrape by. It's not a life I like, but it's another case of the government making it hard.

If I start work, no more free rent & Ct, so any extra money i'd be earning goes stright on those, and i'd still be in a mess. It's arguably better I wait for a worthwhile job to come along than to take one for the sake of it.

tr0r

Very little work in the area, but cant afford to pay bus fares to go … Very little work in the area, but cant afford to pay bus fares to go further afield.My standards are not high, though I refuse to work with an agency due to actually needing to make a credible amount of money to eat pay the bills and live.I currently get my rent & council tax paid in full. My JSA covers (barely) My bills and enough shopping to scrape by. It's not a life I like, but it's another case of the government making it hard.If I start work, no more free rent & Ct, so any extra money i'd be earning goes stright on those, and i'd still be in a mess. It's arguably better I wait for a worthwhile job to come along than to take one for the sake of it.



You're already hung mate. Don't try and justify yourself to those of a higher standing than you.

And there lies the problem

I appreciate the previous Government has made it difficult for people in your position who decide not to work because they would lose their benefits. have you looked into what tax credit you would get as an alternative to benefits?

The problem is the benefits system should be a short term measure to help people who lose their job survive until they have found another one, or for those who genuinely cannot work.

Labour have made people view the benefits system a way of life. The benefits system should never be seen as an alternative to working and by alot of people it is.

The problem you have is being out of work for 2 years shows a lack of ambition and any prospective employer with a job worth taking may not want somebody that has sat around for 2 years.

I dont mean to pry and feel free to tell me it is none of my business but...
Do you have children?
Do you have a partner living with you?

2 yrs national service required
THEN OFFER 3 JOBS......IF YOU REFUSE ALL THEN STOP BENEFITS
Lazy lazy lazy wheres your pride ffs!!

Again, I've been ocnstantly on the lookout for work since being unemployed and have had interviews which led to nothing, and I gave up sending in request letters to people as nobody ever bothered replying, even just to say "Sorry, No Jobs." I did have a partner living with me, but we split up recently. I have no dependents. Being 24 and single, I cant get tax credits.

I do not in any way belive the life I currently have to be a worthy and proud one, My father worked from leaving school at 15 til he died at 63, and he had no complaints. I want to work, but at the same time, it would be madness to put myself in a worse off position and I am sure that 99% of people would agree.

I appreciate the situation you are in

The problem you are facing is the fact you have no dependants, you will be entitled to NO help whatsoever if you decide to get a job instead of living off benefits. You may get a nominal amount of working tax credit but it is laughable.

The conservatives need to make working for a living an attractive and feasible option for people in your position, scapping income tax on earnings below 10k will help but they need to do much more,

Good luck in finding work, at least you WANT to work. That is half the battle.

Thankyou. It's a rarity to find somebody who appreciates my situation and doesnt roll out the tired Lazy feckless dole dosser cliches.

Banned

tr0r

Very little work in the area, but cant afford to pay bus fares to go … Very little work in the area, but cant afford to pay bus fares to go further afield.My standards are not high, though I refuse to work with an agency due to actually needing to make a credible amount of money to eat pay the bills and live.I currently get my rent & council tax paid in full. My JSA covers (barely) My bills and enough shopping to scrape by. It's not a life I like, but it's another case of the government making it hard.If I start work, no more free rent & Ct, so any extra money i'd be earning goes stright on those, and i'd still be in a mess. It's arguably better I wait for a worthwhile job to come along than to take one for the sake of it.


I bet most workers wished the government made it so hard for them that they ONLY covered their rent, bills, shopping and council tax.

No wonder people choose this lifestyle when the government makes it so damn easy. Just think, five people on average wage are working a full week and their taxes pay for you to doss about picking and choosing a job that suits you (albeit 2 years in and you havent found one!).

Sorry but no sympathy here.

tr0r

Again, I've been ocnstantly on the lookout for work since being … Again, I've been ocnstantly on the lookout for work since being unemployed and have had interviews which led to nothing, and I gave up sending in request letters to people as nobody ever bothered replying, even just to say "Sorry, No Jobs." I did have a partner living with me, but we split up recently. I have no dependents. Being 24 and single, I cant get tax credits.I do not in any way belive the life I currently have to be a worthy and proud one, My father worked from leaving school at 15 til he died at 63, and he had no complaints. I want to work, but at the same time, it would be madness to put myself in a worse off position and I am sure that 99% of people would agree.

Totally disagree
Get a job any job even if its less money or status.... lower yourself
Tip... its easier to get a better job if ur in work
It beggars belief to me. Nothing personal but benefits were to keep u alive and housed not for letting everyone else keep you.
Your attitude is one of millions.
Remember its a privilege to be given handouts not your right !!!
Change ur attitude and your life will change
Pete

DJNG22

I appreciate the situation you are inThe problem you are facing is the … I appreciate the situation you are inThe problem you are facing is the fact you have no dependants, you will be entitled to NO help whatsoever if you decide to get a job instead of living off benefits. You may get a nominal amount of working tax credit but it is laughable.I dont and he only wants a job better than what hes gettingHe wants it both waysYou cant have the cake and eat it my friendThe conservatives need to make working for a living an attractive and feasible option for people in your position, scapping income tax on earnings below 10k will help but they need to do much more,Good luck in finding work, at least you WANT to work. That is half the battle.

csiman

I bet most workers wished the government made it so hard for them that … I bet most workers wished the government made it so hard for them that they ONLY covered their rent, bills, shopping and council tax.No wonder people choose this lifestyle when the government makes it so damn easy. Just think, five people on average wage are working a full week and their taxes pay for you to doss about picking and choosing a job that suits you (albeit 2 years in and you havent found one!).Sorry but no sympathy here.



I agree totally
My daughter and son in law struggle the same as you and they work!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LAZY!! you should be made to take a job

tr0r

Again, I've been ocnstantly on the lookout for work since being … Again, I've been ocnstantly on the lookout for work since being unemployed and have had interviews which led to nothing, and I gave up sending in request letters to people as nobody ever bothered replying, even just to say "Sorry, No Jobs." I did have a partner living with me, but we split up recently. I have no dependents. Being 24 and single, I cant get tax credits.I do not in any way belive the life I currently have to be a worthy and proud one, My father worked from leaving school at 15 til he died at 63, and he had no complaints. I want to work, but at the same time, it would be madness to put myself in a worse off position and I am sure that 99% of people would agree.



I kinda agree but then I also agree about lowering yourself.

I was on the dole for a while, and in the end thought I'd really try and get a job, not just send out CV's not caring too much if they respond.

Ended up thinking 'f**k this, I want a job, any job' applying for McDonalds and boom. I'm 25 & in a McD's uniform, that's lowering yourself.. but then I actually enjoy it more than my last job which was alot better paid. & after a few jokes at your expense from your mates it's all good.

Also, working tax credits and a little housing benefit top up my earnings and I'm massively better off, yet still a low earner compared to most people. I know tax credits won't help you til you're 25, but you'd still be sorted more than on the dole.


peterdarlison

Totally disagreeGet a job any job even if its less money or status.... … Totally disagreeGet a job any job even if its less money or status.... lower yourselfTip... its easier to get a better job if ur in workIt beggars belief to me. Nothing personal but benefits were to keep u alive and housed not for letting everyone else keep you.Your attitude is one of millions.Remember its a privilege to be given handouts not your right !!!Change ur attitude and your life will changePete



Do you even read his posts before you jump in with your Daily Mail attitude?

You will not find anyone more opposed to 'scroungers' on benefits than me. But I can appreciate why he is stalling because the benefits system is a joke. People of his age in his position will be worse off working.

Its ok saying have some respect and pride etc etc, but if it was a case of being on benefits means you have less money per week then that is an incentive to work and get more money. But when in some cases you actually get less for going to work then the system seriously needs looking at.

That is what Labour have created and that is what I hope the Coalition government will resolve.

They do say don't hate the playa, hate the game. The 'game' is a shambles

Edited by: "DJNG22" 11th Aug 2010
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