Get Online Week

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Did you know that although digital impacts each and every one of us in our daily lives, more than 5.3 million people in the UK have never been online and 11.9 million do not have the essential digital skills to navigate their way through life and work.

The Good Things Foundation is leading a national campaign, working across sectors to plan, organise and deliver events and activities that encourage and inspire communities to go online and become digitally confident.  This year Sandwell will also be taking part in Get Online Week which runs from 14-20 October. 

A bumper-packed programme of digital activity is planned at a number of venues across Sandwell including libraries and community centres, encouraging residents to take part.

To find out more visit Good Things Foundation web page. 

In addition to Get Online Week, libraries are also celebrating Libraries Week from 7-12 October.  Libraries Week is a celebration of the nation's much-loved libraries. Libraries Week 2019 will explore how libraries are engaging communities through technology, building digital skills and confidence, encouraging digital participation and inclusion, supporting health, well-being and education and supporting local business and enterprise. Library visitors will be encouraged to Get Creative, Get Connected, and Get Skilled.

So, if you or anyone you know is interested in becoming more confident in using computers -  then come along and join in a variety of sessions happening at a venue near you.

For more information about this annual event contact us at the Digital Inclusion team

For staff/colleagues across the council Get Online Week 2019 has been organised by the Digital Inclusion Steering Group. For more information about this annual event or group contact us at the Digital Inclusion team.  

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