Digital Housing Hub - #digihousing

where social housing providers meet to help their residents embrace the web

A new free seven-week course is being planned for anyone interested in volunteering to help Rotherham residents get online. Digital Champions are local people who are already using the internet and who will gain through training the skills needed to be a Volunteer Digital Champion and the necessary knowledge to help communicate the benefits of going online.

A free introductory session will be held between 10.30am and 12 noon on Thursday 7th April 2016 at Springwell Gardens Community Centre where you can find out more about the content of the course and what it means to be a Volunteer Digital Champion. Refreshments will be provided.

To be a Digital Champion, you will need a willingness to help and support other residents to get online, a friendly helpful attitude that can encourage people, good basic skills in using computers and tablets and a willingness to undertake a free DBS check which will enable you to work with vulnerable residents.

This free course has been organised by Rotherham Digital Inclusion Network in partnership with Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) and Rotherham Federation of Communities (RotherFed). Beginning Thursday 14th April 2016, sessions will be held weekly between 10am and 1pm for seven weeks. The course is taught by Julie Wilkinson.

More details are available from steve.ruffle@rotherfed.org  or by phoning 01709 368515. Springwell Gardens Community Centre is on Eastwood View in Rotherham.


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