Get Online Week …………FREE taster sessions at Libraries Tue 16th October

We all  know someone who find’s the thought of using a Computer a bit scary  and is nervous about using the Internet?

They probably say I’ve never used one all my life why should I start now?

It is natural to feel like that at first…..   and we  don’t want them put off  by those feelings ………..As you know there are so many positive experiences to be had using computers and being on-line AND we want to help them discover this for themselves :               

last year we ran ‘taster ‘sessions  supported by  Northamptonshire Library service and Barclaycard volunteers at Weston Favell & Central Library which were very successful resulting in a number of people going on to take the FREE Online Basics computer course at CAB.

I am very pleased that both the Library Service and Barclaycard have agreed to support Online week again  , and this year 5 town Libraries in Northampton together with Wellingborough Library are involved.

 Please show anyone you know who might benefit  the attached link and poster for details on how to book their place.

  On the day our friendly volunteers  will help them begin to  discover a whole new world online…..They  can show them how to keep in touch with family and friends, search for bargains, fill in applications , pursue hobbies and interests AND SO MUCH MORE ………..

poster for 2012 get online week- Library taster sessions 16th Oct




About northamptoncabcommunitylink

I am working on a project with Northampton & District Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). CAB's were established in the centre of towns and cities across the UK to operate at the heart of local communities, bringing practical benefits to people, many of whom are disadvantaged and socially excluded. Since then population growth and the development of urban sprawl, has meant town and city centres are no longer the main focal point for large groups of residents, and rural communities are even further removed from our services. Our project will explore the use of digital technologies to target and engage hard to reach communities , and establish a sustainable, well utilised advice services presence as part of a virtual community – in short, the creation of ‘Your Neighbourhood CAB’. Face to face advice services are expensive to provide, and therefore CAB is not able to maintain a physical presence at the heart of every local community. In this current economic climate and rapidly changing social scene, we need to find innovative ways to reduce costs, and bring outreach services into the 21st century, maximising access via social media (Facebook & Twitter) and other digital communications channels. Establishing our presence as an informed guest supplier in community space is one our main aims ,and we welcome the opportunity to be part of the Northants Community web forum project. The final phase of our project will then use the relationships and presence established in local communities to trial remote webcam/SKYPE access to confidential advice services.
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