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Posted 20 January 2016

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Online help given to 400 residents

Got a new laptop or tablet for Christmas, but need a little coaching to make the best use of it? We can help.

Since February 2014, staff and volunteers have helped almost 400 people get online and learn how the internet can benefit them.

Through courses, drop in training sessions and events in sheltered schemes, residents are developing their digital skills and making the most of being online.

Julie White, 52 of Scunthorpe, said: “I’ve been going to the taster sessions for two years. It’s been really good and I’ve learnt a lot. I’ve improved my IT skills, it’s helped me write a CV, letters and with job searches. I’m very pleased and have made some good friends too.”  

Kayleigh Hancox, Digital Inclusion Officer at Ongo, said: “Being able to get online can have massive benefits for people which is why we are offering help to people who would like some.

“You may have received a laptop or a tablet for Christmas or even have treated yourself to one but are now not sure what to do with it; this is where we can offer assistance."

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