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Free digital skills support

Community Digital Skills Sessions

A lot of tasks can be done online and this can make life much easier for people.  For those people who struggle with digital skills, free digital sessions are being delivered by UDevelop in a number of community venues across Chorley.  You can learn how to create documents, register for housing, do online shopping and register on the My GP app, for example.  Everyone is welcome and all abilities can be supported. 

The timetable is below.  Please keep checking regularly for updates to this timetable for future months. 

For more information and to book a place please call 07970 490661 


Hillside Methodist Church, Brinscall

11am to 12 noon

Saturday 18 February (Scam and Fraud Awareness)
Hillside Methodist Church, Brinscall1pm to 3pm

Friday 24 February

Friday 3 March

Friday 10 March

Clayton Green Library10am to 12 noon

Monday 6 February 

Monday 13 February

Monday 20 February

Monday 6 March

Monday 13 March

Monday 20 March

Whittle Methodist Church

1pm to 3pm

Thursday 2 March (Scam and Fraud Awareness)

Chorley Library10am to 12 noon

Tuesday 14 February

Tuesday 21 February

Tuesday 28 February

Tuesday 7 March

Tuesday 14 March

Tuesday 21 March

Coppull Library1pm to 3pm

Friday 3 February

Friday 10 February

Friday 17 February

Friday 17 March

Friday 24 March

Friday 31 March

Eccleston Library

10am to 12noon



Thursday 9 March

Thursday 16 March

Thursday 23 March


Chorley Digital Buddies Sessions

Digital Buddies is a free volunteer-led service which supports people to learn how to use the internet for everyday tasks, such as:

  • Keeping in touch with friends and family
  • Accessing housing and benefits support
  • Online shopping
  • Booking GP appointments
  • Using other online services

More information can be found on the Chorley Buddies Facebook page or alternatively, please call 01257 542367.  The sessions are delivered from:

Primrose Gardens

Mondays at 9.30am to 12.30pm

Tuesdays at 2pm to 4pm

Address: Primrose Gardens, Fleet Street, Chorley, PR7 2EE

St Joseph's Parish Centre

Every Second, fourth and fifth Tuesday of the month at 10am to 12 noon

Address: St Joseph's Parish Centre, Harpers Lane, Chorley PR6 0HU


Library Sessions

These digital skills sessions run through a variety of subjects from basic computer skills to shopping online and using health apps from the GP.  They are designed to make sure you feel comfortable and confident with computers and mobile devices. These sessions are free and all are welcome, however booking is required and places are limited.  Please email, telephone or drop into your library to book you place.  For more information please see below or visit Lancashire County Council's What's On page.

Chorley Library

Every Monday (2pm to 4pm)

Tel: 0300 123 6703



Adlington Library

Every Monday (2.30pm to 4.30pm)

Tel: 0300 123 6703



Coppull Library

Every Tuesday (10.30am to 12pm)

Tel: 0300 123 6703



Euxton Library

Every Thursday (10.30am to 11.30am)

Tel: 0300 123 6703



The benefits of being online

Having digital skills and being active online provides great opportunities and benefits.

Being online means you can:

  • search for information
  • keep in touch with friends and family
  • book cheap holidays
  • find the best energy deals 
  • access health and public services 
  • improve employability skills
  • and much more

Digital skills training can help with:

  • using a tablet device
  • using a computer
  • online shopping
  • online banking
  • accessing health services online
  • accessing public services online
  • communicating with family online
  • staying safe online
  • qualification courses to support with employment
  • helps if you to meet new people.

We work with partner organisations and learning providers to provide free digital skills training in a safe and controlled environment. Either a class environment or 1 to 1 support.

You can also register your interest in future Chorley Council digital skills sessions or to request online or telephone support, please email or call 01257 515151.

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