Solihull's Get online Week 18-24 October
13th October 2010
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The Solihull Partnership have launched their Solihull Get online Week which will run from the 18 - 24 October 2010.

Here's what they say...

"Does the internet leave you baffled or do you know someone who wants to get web savvy? Then Solihull’s Get Online Week activities could be the ideal starting point.

The Solihull Partnership is hosting a week of activities to encourage people who don’t have access to computers to ‘get online’ and surf the wonders of the web for themselves.

Local organisations including Solihull Council, Solihull Community Housing, Solihull SUSTAiN and ReCOM, have all joined forces and organised a number of free and easy taster sessions, as part of the national Get Online Week, which runs from 18 – 24 October.

Throughout Get Online Week all Solihull libraries will be providing free ‘myguide website’ taster sessions for residents who have little or no experience of computers and the internet. People can learn about the basics of using the internet, send emails and even search for things like job vacancies using search engines.

There are ten million adults in the UK who don’t use the internet, and with services going online and most new jobs now requiring internet skills, they could be missing out on all sorts of benefits, opportunities and savings.

Help will be on hand at Solihull Community Housing’s office in Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 October, between 10am – 3:30pm. 

Over the two days, SCH will be promoting their online services which include reporting repairs, paying rent and viewing accounts online, as well as showing people how to keep up to date with SCH news and events via Facebook and Twitter.

On Monday 18 at Bishop Wilson School and Friday 22 at Kingshurst Primary School Free IT workshops will also be available at these Excellence in the Community Centres.

Between Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 ReCOM will be at Archbishop Grimshaw School hosting a series of fun events to show that you’re never too old to learn.

On Thursday 21 ReCOM will be at Smiths Wood School running a Clicks 2 Work course to show how being online can help get or change a job.

For more information on the sessions please contact Cliff Lamb, ICT Officer for Libraries, on (0121) 704 6915, or email

Solihull libraries are also looking for volunteers with online know-how who can spare an hour of their time to come into their local library and help people get on to the internet. Anyone interested in helping should also get in touch on the above address."

For more enquiries only, please contact Rav Jagdev on 0121 704 8117


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