Help to get online with Get Online Week!
2nd November, 2016
The UK biggest digital inclusion campaign, Get Online Week returns to Herefordshire this month.
Get Online Week, from 17-23 October, aims to help people get started using the internet and computers.
Herefordshire Council and the Fastershire broadband project are offering a series of free training and drop-in sessions for local people across the county, with workshops taking place in Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster, Ledbury and Kington libraries.
Training sessions are also being offered by The Kindle Centre, Saxon Hall and Community Centre, Wye Learn and Herefordshire Housing Group's The Learning Box.
Councillor Harlow, cabinet member for economy and corporate services responsible for the Fastershire project, said “The internet offers so many opportunities from keeping in contact with family and friends, to banking and paying your bills but it’s vital that people feel confident to use the internet.”
“As Fastershire brings faster broadband to more parts of the county we want to ensure that everyone in the community can benefit and that’s why the project and Herefordshire Council are supporting Get Online Week again this year.”
This is the second year that Get Online Week has taken place in Herefordshire and aims to be the bigger.
Councillor Harlow added, “We hope to make this year’s Get Online Week more successful and we have an excellent set of workshops that will help teach people how to stay safe online, use social media as well as how to send emails, shop and pay bills.”
Register or for more information, please visit your local library or visit www.fastershire.com/events.