Find your Favourite Tunes – Try1Thing in Get Online Week

Learning to use the internet might be necessary to sort things out these days – but don’t forget, it can also be fun!

What old tunes would you want to find in Get Online Week? Perhaps

Thanks to the support of Todmorden Town Council, Hebden Royd Town Council, Calderdale Libraries and the Good Things Foundation Stoodley Training Mentors will be holding free events in the Todmorden and Hebden Bridge at:

  • Hebden Royd Methodist Church Monday 2 October 1:30pm-3pm

  • Hebden Bridge Town Hall Tuesday 3 October 11am-1pm

  • Todmorden Library Wednesday 4 October 10:30am-12:30pm

and there’ll be lots of friendly support for anyone who wants to start doing a bit more online – and it’s absolutely free. For more information call 01422 847827.

We really want to reach more people and ‘Open Their World’ but we need support to do that. If you want to help visit our Neighbourly site at http://ra-w.uk/STM-CF

#Try1Thing Shopping during Get Online Week

As people get older they may want to make the most of their time and take the drudgery out of shopping. Order online to get the heavy and bulky things delivered then when you go to the shops there’s time for a relaxing cuppa (and cake!) with your friends. Getting your first shop may be your #try1thing this week.

Obviously, by definition, if you’re seeing this then you are already digitally aware. But are your friends and family feeling disenfranchised?

Thanks to the support of Todmorden Town Council, Hebden Royd Town Council, Calderdale Libraries and the Good Things Foundation Stoodley Training Mentors will be holding free events in the Todmorden and Hebden B ridge at:

  • Hebden Royd Methodist Church Monday 2 October 1:30pm-3pm

  • Hebden Bridge Town Hall Tuesday 3 October 11am-1pm

  • Todmorden Library Wednesday 4 October 10:30am-12:30pm

and there’ll be lots of friendly support for anyone who wants to start doing a bit more online – and it’s absolutely free. For more information call 01422 847827.

How will your friends #try1thing in Get Online Week

 

Obviously, by definition, if you’re seeing this then you are already digitally aware. But are your friends and family feeling disenfranchised?

Get Online Week 2017 aims to help 15.2 million people in the UK who are not making full use of the internet. The campaign is encouraging them to take a next step toward crossing the digital divide – by asking them to Try 1 Thing – use the internet to do just one thing that they usually do offline.

It could be their first online shopping experience or video call, setting up online banking, GP appointments or benefit claims, or applying for a job online – anything that they haven’t had the skills or confidence to try before now.

It’s not just for those who have never used a computer or tablet. Millions of people who can use a smartphone to read the news, use Facebook, or send online messages, aren’t able to undertake more complex online tasks like filling in forms and finding reliable advice and information. They’re missing out on all the financial, social and health benefits the internet offers.

For these people, choosing just one task that they’ve not previously done online and the getting the help they need to get started, can be a big next step to becoming a more confident user of the internet. They just need to go along to a local Get Online Week event to Try 1 Thing!

Thanks to the support of Todmorden Town Council, Hebden Royd Town Council, Calderdale Libraries and the Good Things Foundation Stoodley Training Mentors will be holding free events in the Todmorden and Hebden Bridge at:

  • Hebden Royd Methodist Church Monday 2 October 1:30pm-3pm

  • Hebden Bridge Town Hall Tuesday 3 October 11am-1pm

  • Todmorden Library Wednesday 4 October 10:30am-12:30pm

and there’ll be lots of friendly support for anyone who wants to start doing a bit more online – and it’s absolutely free.

Stoodley TM Learner Earns Award from Creative Support

Congratulations to Paul Howarth, one of our star learners, for obtaining an award from Creative Support for IT and Computer Skills. Paul has worked really hard with us for over 2 years progressing from using the ‘Learn My Way’ e-learning, through creating video discs to now creating and constantly updating his website blog. In doing so he also promotes the services he uses such as Creative Support, Luv2MeetU, Skillshop and more as well as the cafe where he works, Flutterbites at Manor Heath Park, Halifax.

 

What new thing will you try online today?

Obviously if you’ve picked this up then you’re already tech-savvy. But what about the people you know who are struggling with this brave new world? Maybe this week will be the first video call to family in Dubai? Maybe the first online shop to save the old legs from carrying tins back to the house?

In a very patient and informal way they could join our free presentations on ‘What can a computer or tablet do for me?’ at:

  • Hebden Royd Methodist Church – Monday 2 October 1:30pm-3pm
  • Hebden Bridge Town Hall – Tuesday 3 October 11am-1pm
  • Todmorden Library – Wednesday 4 October 10:30am-12:30pm

Looking forward to tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits in an informal atmosphere to discuss how we can help people who are confused and frightened by this new wave of technology they are forced to come to terms with.

No experience of computers, tablets, iPads or phones expected. We’re here to sort out all that jargon!

For more information email stoodley.tm@gmail.com or call 01422 847827.

To support our project please donate at http://ra-w.uk/STM-CF

Get Online Week just got closer!

It’s when the promotional pack arrives that you realise there’s not much time until we are giving our free presentations on ‘What can a computer or tablet do for me?’ at:

  • Hebden Royd Methodist Church – Monday 2 October 1:30pm-3pm
  • Hebden Bridge Town Hall – Tuesday 3 October 11am-1pm
  • Todmorden Library – Wednesday 4 October 10:30am-12:30pm

Looking forward to tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits in an informal atmosphere to discuss how we can help people who are confused and frightened by this new wave of technology they are forced to come to terms with.

No experience of computers, tablets, iPads or phones expected. We’re here to sort out all that jargon!

For more information email stoodley.tm@gmail.com or call 01422 847827

Will cash die? Contactless, Apple Pay and Android Pay and the consequences

OK I don’t like change – and OK since the Edinburgh Festival that joke has been overused! But Rhiannon Lucy Coslett writing for the Guardian has discussed the other implications of taking cash out our system too soon and who may be disenfranchised by new technology.

Remember you can help us subsidise those who cannot afford computer/device support by donating through Neighbourly crowdfunding site at

https://www.neighbourly.com/StoodleyTrainingMentors/fundraising/5948f518c7ac891c8c2edb73

Read Rhiannon’s Guardian article.

Getting ready for Get Online Week in October

Try 1 Thing

Get Online Week 2017 aims to help 15.2 million people in the UK who are not making full use of the internet. The campaign is encouraging them to take a next step toward crossing the digital divide – by asking them to Try 1 Thing – use the internet to do just one thing that they usually do offline.

It could be their first online shopping experience or video call, setting up online banking, GP appointments or benefit claims, or applying for a job online – anything that they haven’t had the skills or confidence to try before now.

It’s not just for those who have never used a computer or tablet. Millions of people who can use a smartphone to read the news, use Facebook, or send online messages, aren’t able to undertake more complex online tasks like filling in forms and finding reliable advice and information. They’re missing out on all the financial, social and health benefits the internet offers.

For these people, choosing just one task that they’ve not previously done online and the getting the help they need to get started, can be a big next step to becoming a more confident user of the internet. They just need to go along to a local Get Online Week event to Try 1 Thing!