A SECOND CHANCE FOR YOUR COMPUTER AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
We are a new computer recycling not-for-profit offering a variety of services to our clients including free computer removal, data destruction and affordable refurbished computers.
We exist to provide training and employment to people with learning disabilities and mental health challenges. After we have met our core running costs, all surplus computers are donated to our laptop library to help fight digital poverty. In this way we are able to give your computer, and a person with learning disabilities, a second chance.
"I am 37 years old and have learning disabilities and a deformed hand. I have found it extremely hard to get a job because of this. Now I have been given an amazing opportunity to work at Second Chance. It has given me a new sense of purpose and a chance to get on with my life. I feel more worthwhile. Finally, I am of use to society! Adam"
Apart from providing our clients with a great service, we have three core aims:
Meaningful training and employment
We believe people feel more worthwhile if they are able to fully participate in the world of work. We organise free training in PC maintenance and repairs (NVQ level 2) for our trainees and offer all our graduates the possibility to progress on to further training or to work with us.
Bridge the digital divide
We provide affordable technology for those that need it most. We donate every machine that isn’t needed to cover our core costs to our Laptop Library, a shared initiative between Community Recycling and 2econd Chance.
We aim to help prevent as many computers as we can handle from ever reaching landfill. It is estimated that, in the UK alone, we dispose of over 2 million tonnes of electronic waste each year. We can help reduce this by giving computers a second chance. The need for this has never been greater.
We pride ourselves on our comprehensive and trustworthy services, including:
ICO Registered data destruction
We aim to give our clients complete peace of mind that their data has been irretrievably erased. We issue Certificates of Data Destruction, including make, model and serial number of the hard drive.
We offer a full data sanitation service allowing us to give your computer a second life. Please contact us if you have over 10 computers to donate and you would like us to organise physical destruction of the hard drives.
Free computer removal
We offer a free computer removal service for our customers for 10 items or more. We accept any make or model of desktop, laptop, tablet or keyboard.
Affordable Refurbished Computers
Buying a refurbished computer is both good for your pocket and good for the planet. We offer a 6 month guarantee on all of our computers. Please go to our shop to see our available machines.
Coming soon! We are in the process of building our online shop where we will sell computers at affordable prices.
How to get in touch
You can reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please request a call back or fill out the device collection form.