Doncaster Council is supporting people to get online, use the internet and learn new skills.
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Jackie is a Digital Friend at Woodlands Community Library and Hub. Digital Friends provide you with one-to-one support and assistance getting online. She explains why she enjoys introducing people to the internet and the difference it makes to their lives.
The Internet can open up a whole world of possibilities but it’s important to keep yourself and your family safe online. To view resources and information for children, parents, carers and teachers, please visit the following websites.
As a busy Digital Friend in the Customer Services team in the One Stop Shop, Lewis supports customers who may not be confident using technology to access council services online.
Jane is a volunteer with the Pioneer Social Enterprise Ltd, a local Doncaster group that provides unemployed adults with learning difficulties or life debilitating illnesses the opportunity to gain voluntary work experience to help them find paid employment.
We caught up with Doncaster residents who have benefited from attending computer and internet training sessions and found out the impact it's had on them.
Angela Barnard, 49 from Skellow recently took voluntary redundancy from her job as a Care Assistant and is now learning new computer skills to help her find and apply for new jobs.
Margaret Groome is evidence that age is no barrier when it comes to learning new skills. Although in her 70s, the retired teacher from Doncaster is embracing the digital age. By pursuing her hobby and researching her family history online, Margaret has learnt skills that mean she is now a regular user of the internet.
59 year old Keith McMillan from Carcroft had had no reason to use a computer. That was until he was encouraged by the Job Centre to learn some computer skills to help him find a job after being unemployed for a number of years due to ill health.