Residents get help to Get Online!
Published by Matt Critchley for Severnside Housing in Housing and also in Communities, Education
Regualrs at Severnside's Digital Den get ready for Get Online! week
Social housing residents have the chance to get free training and advice about using computers the opportunity to explore the World Wide Web, as part of the national ‘Get Online!’ week.
Severnside Housing is holding a number of different events and drop-in sessions during the seventh annual ‘Get Online!’ week, which is taking place between 14 – 20 October.
The Tenants’ Resource Centre, located at Severnside’s Brassey Road Offices, will be holding drop-in sessions every weekday between 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm, where free support and advice will cover skills such as using a computer and accessing the internet, accessing online learning and how shopping online can help to save money.
At the Castlefields Cyber Café, sessions will have a different daily theme, starting a drop-in session on Monday 14 October looking at using the internet to keep in touch through email, Skype and social media. Other sessions include Basic IT training, and job searching.
A series of events are also being held at Severnside’s sheltered housing schemes across the local area, to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to get involved.
Marianne Grant, Senior community Development Officer at Severnside Housing, said: “It doesn’t matter if you’ve never even touched a computer before or if you already know the basics, the internet can still open up whole new worlds and help you do more of the stuff you like doing best.
“What’s more, it could help you save time and money leaving you to concentrate on the really important things in life. From keeping in touch with friends and family to searching out a bargain buy, staying fit and healthy to gaining skills for work, this Get online week we’re on hand to help you help yourself to anything and everything technology has to offer.”
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