Events are taking place at Bolton Central Library and other venues across the borough to encourage people to improve their digital skills.
The events encourage residents to enjoy the benefits of using the internet such as finding work, learning new skills, shopping online, saving money, staying healthy, addressing social isolation by helping people to keep in touch using Skype and online banking and security.
The council’s IT supplier Agilisys has donated two Samsung tablets, and Kana the supplier of the council's CRM system has given two Kindle Fire tablets that customers can win by entering a prize draw if they attend an online event or by using an online council service.
The council is also working with Barclays which has provided free access to customers and staff to their Digital Driving Licence. The website is a fun and easy to understand experience where staff and customers can learn how to use the internet.
Bolton CVS, Argos and the council will also be giving away 25 tablets to voluntary groups to help them to access the internet.
Councillor Ebrahim Adia, Executive Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources said: “There are variety of benefits to residents from being online, from finding work to keeping in touch with other people. We’d like to encourage any residents who want help getting online and using the internet to come along to one of our workshops and give it a go, or come to our contact centre in the Town Hall, where our staff will be happy to help them.”
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