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Where to access computers

There are many places in the Chorley borough where you can access computers if you do not have access at home.

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the below venues may not all be currently open, make sure you check with the venue before turning up.

View free digital skills courses available in the Chorley borough.

 

Chorley library

Union Street, Chorley, PR7 1EB 

 

Coppull library 

Spendmore Lane, Coppull, PR7 5DF 

 

Euxton library

St Mary's Gate, Euxton, PR7 6AH 

 

Adlington library 

Railway Road, Adlington, PR6 9RG 

 

Eccleston library 

The Carrington Centre, The Greet, Eccleston, PR7 5TE 

 

Clayton Green library 

Library Road, Clayton Green, Chorley, PR6 7EN 

Computers are available during library opening hours for up to 2 hours. A library card is required to access. 

View more information on libraries on the Lancashire County Council website.

 

Council offices 

Union Street, Chorley, PR7 1AL 

Computers are available Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5pm. Assisted digital support is available to assist with claim for Universal Credit, housing benefit and other council services. 

Computers are avaialble on an appointment basis only. Please call 01257 515151 to book an appointment.

 

Job Centre Plus

Hamilton Road, Chorley. PR7 2HB 

Computers are available during opening hours to assist with applications for Universal Credit and online job searching.

 

Runshaw College adult campus

Euxton Lane, Chorley, PR7 6AQ 

Train towards recognised qualifications. For those who want to demonstrate good basic IT skills to present and future employers. Call 01772 643005 for more information or visit the Runshaw college website.
 

Galloways society for the blind

1 Farrington St, Chorley, PR7 1DX

We know that assistive technology can make life easier when you have a visual impairment but knowing where to start is not always easy. That is where Galloway's can help. Together with other partners Galloway's helping people with sight loss gain the basic skills and confidence to use technology such as smart phones and tablets to get online. For more information call 03456043719 or visit the Galloway's website.

 

AgeUK lifestyle centre

Gillibrand Street, Chorley PR7 2EJ 

Chorley Lifestyle Centre is run by AgeUK Lancashire in conjunction with the Brothers of Charity and is supported by us. It provides a safe and welcoming space for anyone over 50 to meet, socialise and have fun. Tablet courses and volunteer led 1 to 1 support takes place as well as a 'Click and Chat' group that meets every other Friday 9.30am to 11.30am. Booking is essential call AgeUK on 01257 267293 for more information.

 

Hoghton village hall 

Blackburn Old Road, Preston PR5 0SG 

A charity maintained village hall and recreation ground for public use in the village of Hoghton. A beginner's computer club organised by volunteers takes place once a fortnight, call 01254 853432 for more information.

 

Help the Homeless

45 Clifford Street, Chorley, PR7 1SE

A team of professionals and specialist volunteers provide support to families and individuals who have nowhere safe to live, or who are about to lose their home. A computer is available to look up benefits, and housing information, bid on properties, search for jobs or write a CV. Call 01257 273320 for more information.

 

Whittle-le-Woods community hall 

Union Street, Whittle-le-Woods PR6 7LN 

Whittle Seniors computer club meets each Friday 10am to 12pm for people who already have basic skills and would like to practice. £3 each week including tea/coffee and biscuits. Places are limited and booking is essential. Call 07801 659833 for more information.

 

Cotswold Supported Housing 

Cotswold Road, Chorley, PR7 3HW 

Laptops can be loaned by residents for tasks such as online shopping, housing searches and Universal Credit applications. 1 to 1 support can be requested. Call 01257 515151 of email getonline@chorley.gov.uk for more information.

 

Springfield leisure centre 

Springfield Road, Coppull, PR7 5EJ 

Free Wi-Fi available. Tablet courses run from the leisure centre in stages throughout the year. Booking is essential. Call 01257 515151 or email getonline@chorley.gov.uk  to reserve your place on the next session.

 

Mawdesley village hall 

Hurst Green, Mawdesley L40 2QT

Free Wi-Fi and computers are available on request from Mawdesley parish council. 
 

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