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Revised Christmas Opening Times

Update on Computer Support Sessions over the Christmas and New Year period.

As you know, our mentors kindly give up their time from other employment and activities to help us to break the digital divide by helping people overcome the fear of going online. As such, we have found that other responsibilities need to be addressed by our mentors in the run up to Christmas.

Therefore, we are now closed for Christmas at all our venues and will re-open in the New Year as follows;

We will restart Monday sessions at Hebden Royd Methodist Church on Monday 8 January 2018.

Unfortunately due to lack of funding, we cannot restart the sessions at Hebden Bridge Town Hall in the New Year.

We will restart the sessions at Todmorden Library on Wednesday 10 January 2018.

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

For those unaware of our work, we aim to help those disenfranchised by the move to digital technology with banks closing, local/national government requiring use of online services etc. We have been supporting those with no or limited digital knowledge for 3 years and have been a not-for-profit Community Interest Company since September 2016. Any support is welcome but mainly we hope to reach those socially isolated people who could benefit by the opportunities to “Open Your World”.

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

http://ra-w.uk/STM-CF

Stoodley Computer Sessions over Christmas and New Year

Update on Computer Support Sessions over the Christmas and New Year period. Our last Monday session at Hebden Royd Methodist Church this year will be Monday 18 December and we will restart on Monday 8 January 2018. The last session at Hebden Bridge town hall will be Tuesday 19 December. Unfortunately due to lack of funding, we cannot restart these sessions in the New Year. The last session at Todmorden library this year will be Wednesday 20 December and will restart on Wednesday 10 January 2018.

For those unaware of our work, we aim to help those disenfranchised by the move to digital technology with banks closing, local/national government requiring use of online services etc. We have been supporting those with no or limited digital knowledge for 3 years and have been a not-for-profit Community Interest Company since September 2016. Any support is welcome but mainly we hope to reach those socially isolated people who could benefit by the opportunities to “Open Your World”.

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

http://ra-w.uk/STM-CF

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.