Free internet tutoring in Epworth

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Free internet taster sessions are to be offered in Epworth.

The offer by North Lincolnshire Council and North Lincolnshire Homes follows the success of a one month trial of free internet taster sessions in Ashby, Winterton and Barton.

Many people are unsure how to use the internet and reap the benefits of doing a range of things online.

‘Do it online’ sessions will help people develop knowledge and skills in: email, social media, online shopping and council online services. These skills can save time and money, and help residents keep in contact with friends and family.

The training sessions take place every week on Tuesdays at Epworth Link/Library from 5pm to 7pm, and start this week.

If you are interested in taking part, book your place by calling 01724 862217. For more information about the sessions, contact Darren Hepworth on 01724 296880 or Danny Marsh on 01724 296007.

You can still be in with a chance to win an Ipad mini. All you have to do is register to use Quickclick at www.northlincs.gov.uk/quickclick. To find out about the Do It Online campaign and what you can do online with the council, visit www.northlincs.gov.uk/do-it-online.

Coun Neil Poole, cabinet member for Policy and Resources at North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“I am pleased that we are now able to offer more sessions in Epworth. This will enable more people to take advantage of this fantastic offer.

“More people are seeing the benefits of accessing services online. In the first month of our ‘Do it online’ campaign to encourage more people to use our website, over 1,300 people registered to use our self-serve function Quickclick. You can do a whole range of things through Quickclick. So why not give it a go and see for yourself the huge benefits of doing more online.”

Chris Baker, Community Investment Co-ordinator, said:

“The free internet training sessions have been extremely successful so it’s great news we’re now able to offer them to residents in Epworth too.

“Getting online opens up a whole new world of possibilities for people including access to services, employment and training opportunities, and being able to save money on utility bills and shopping.

“If you’re interested in knowing more about the digital world come along to a taster session.”