There’s more support for people in North Warwickshire struggling with getting to grips with the World Wide Web.
The Volunteer Centre North Warwickshire has secured over thirteen thousand pounds in funding to encourage more people to learn about logging on.
Centre Manager Martin Horner says “this is great news for North Warwickshire. Almost everything is done online these days so it is important people don’t miss out and learn how to get on line and set up an email account. The centre has a successful track record getting people through a basic on line course, with over fifty residents already signed up”
The Volunteer Centre has now teamed up with North Warwickshire Borough Council to use their Branching Out Bus, which is returning to the road after a refurbishment to turn it into a mobile IT hub.
The funding from UK Online Centres and the Tinder Foundation will fund a driver for the bus which will be in a number of North Warwickshire locations twice a week from the middle of October.
People can get on board and sign up to do a basic on line course giving them a fully recognised certificate on completion. They can do this on the bus or they can start the course and then finish it at their nearby community hub.
The new bus will also be supporting “Get On Line Week” next week. On Monday people can find it at the Morrison’s car park in Coleshill. It will then move to Water Orton in the afternoon. The bus will be in the Market Square in Atherstone on Friday and then will travel around Mancetter in the afternoon.
Residents can find out more about UK Online and there will also be representatives from the Citizens Advice Bureau on board as well.
Martin added “It doesn’t matter if you’ve never touched a computer before or if you already know a bit – this is your chance to give computers and the internet a go. It’s fun, it’s free and it could change how you do your favourite things – and everyday chores. Come along to one of the events and see what you could do with technology, and what technology could do for you”
There’s also a UK Online Week event taking place at the Volunteer Centre North Warwickshire on Friday 19th October 10 – 12. The centre’s weekly computer club will also be helping people to sign up to the courses.
To find out more about how you can get logged on you can give Martin a call at the Volunteer Centre North Warwickshire on 01827 717073.
For information about Get Online Week, go to www.ukonlinecentres.com. Find out more about digital inclusion from the organisation behind the UK online centres network – Tinder Foundation – by visiting www.tinderfoundation.org.
Click here for a Poster advertising the Get On Line week events.