Get online and love the benefits
We’re offering free training sessions for people who want to do things online but don’t know how or where to start.
The internet has been around for over 25 years now providing great opportunities for those who have access to it and use it regularly. You can surf the world wide web to book the best holidays, see what’s going on where, find the cheapest deals on your shopping and so much more.
We as a council are also making greater use of digital services to improve efficiency and ultimately save council taxpayers money. To make the most of this, people need to know what services they can access online, how they do it and what the benefits are.
For example many of our services can be accessed online such as:
• reporting a missed bin collection
• ordering a new bin
• paying your council tax
• viewing a planning application which may impact on your home
• ordering a parking permit
• applying for housing benefit
• reporting dog fouling/fly tipping/litter/graffiti
• reporting damaged play equipment
• and so much more
But there are still great numbers of people who don’t use the internet for whatever reason, whether they are reluctant to do so, perhaps afraid to use it, or want to but just don’t have access to it, or even know where to start.
||We’re giving people the opportunity to learn how to use the internet so they can learn to love it and in turn live with its great benefits of doing things online, safely and securely. |
So, we organise regular beginners’ sessions in community venues across the borough. We can start with the absolute basics and you can learn on our laptops or bring your own laptop and tablet if you have one.
You can find where and what time the current sessions are by clicking on the document in the ‘Download it’ section on the right of this page.
The training sessions are free – you can book your place by phoning 01257 515151 or, if you already have internet access, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Could you be a Digital Champion? We are currently seeking Digital Champion volunteers to help provide residents of Chorley and the surrounding parishes with the digital skills to benefit from the online world, but also the knowledge of how to stay safe online.
If you are interested or wish to find out more please email email@example.com or call 01257 515151.
|Digital Champions help a range of people from family and friends to people they work with. They might help people at a local community centre, housing scheme or other venue.
Chorley Council will provide support and training to volunteers as well as any other assistance required.
You don't have to be an IT whizz to be a Digital Champion, just a bit of spare time, an enjoyment for being online, confidence with basic computer use and most of all willingness to help others. Digital Champions assist with:
• Using the internet
• Using email
• Using tablets
• Keeping in touch with friends and family
• Using job searching websites
• Code clubs for young people