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Help to get online with Get Online Week!

Published
01.10.2019

The UK biggest digital inclusion campaign, Get Online Week, comes to Gloucestershire this October.

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Get Online Week, running from 14 to 20 October, aims to help people get started using the internet and computers by offering free training.

The training is being run in by Gloucestershire County Council’s Fastershire project and Adult Education in Gloucestershire and is taking place at Coleford Library, Hesters Way Community Resource Centre and Hucclecote Library. The training will focus on essential skills like how to use a computer, the internet, email and how to access key services online.

Natasha Panchbhaya, Adult Education Delivery Manager at Adult Education in Gloucestershire, said, “Adult Education in Gloucestershire are delighted to be working in collaboration with Gloucestershire County Council’s Fastershire Project for Get Online Week 2019.

“We’re keen to support those individuals who maybe struggling with their digital skills. The courses are popular amongst those that are retired and they have found the skills useful to allow them to communicate with family and friends online and also support personal ventures.”

Fastershire is a partnership between Gloucestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council to bring faster broadband to the two counties.

Cllr Patrick Molyneux, Cabinet Member for Economy, Education and Skills, said, “Gloucestershire County Council is committed to ensuring at that our homes and businesses can access faster broadband, but it is so important that no one feels left behind.

“So much of modern life requires us to access the internet and through programmes like this, we’re working to ensure that everyone can benefit from faster broadband.”

Fastershire offers similar workshops each month as part of the project’s digital inclusion programme, FasterCommunities.

To book a place, or for more information, please contact Adult Education on 0800 542 1655 or email learn@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

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