10 May 2016

Education, Learning and Skills

Free internet workshops

People looking for help to get online are being offered the chance to take part in a free workshop.

The Dundry View Neighbourhood Partnership has teamed up with the city’s library service to provide support for local people who rarely or never use the internet.

Two workshops have been organised that will help people develop basic digital skills including; using social media, shopping and banking online, sending and receiving emails and accessing government services.

The Dundry View Neighbourhood Partnership identified the need to help residents become more digitally aware and is working with local volunteers to provide the workshops.

If the workshops prove popular, they could be rolled out to other libraries across the city.

Emily Smith, Dundry View Neighbourhood Coordinator, said: “It would be great to have every library in the city offering these workshops to local residents using the skills and knowledge of local volunteers.

“There are people in our communities who are not on-line, cannot use a computer, tablet or laptop or have very limited experience of using them but would like to know more.  If you are one of these or know of someone who would benefit then please come along.”

Local volunteers will be delivering the training on a one to one basis so can concentrate on individual needs which can sometimes be lost in larger classes.

The first workshop will take place from 1.30pm-3.30pm on Tuesday 17 May at Bishopsworth Library.

The second workshop will take place from 2pm-4pm on Thursday 19 May at St George Library.

If you would like to be part of either workshop please call Nia Crouch (Bristol Library Volunteer Co-ordinator) on 07464 989 855 to reserve your place.