Broadway Library, Broadway United Reformed Church and Rooftop Housing Group worked together last week to encourage residents in Broadway and across the area to get online.

They were supported by Nigel Huddleston MP who came along to visit the library on Saturday, 17 October 2015.  He met Audrey, a member of the Church Neighbours Online Group who, at 95, loves using her i-pad and is eager to learn more when Neighbours Online continues this Wednesday in the Church Hall.  Mr Huddleston said “I really think this is a useful and practical initiative and I hope it gets more and more people on line.”

John Mc Gregor And Nigel Huddleston MPJohn McGregor a digital champion at Rooftop discussed his volunteering role; providing one to one and group support to local people wanting to learn how to get online. 

Rooftop are currently promoting a new group in Bengeworth which helps residents to get online at the Bengeworth social club on Wednesdays. The library staff and volunteers are available to provide guidance and training to anyone needing help and emphasised how important having a set of publically available computers is to local people who come in to job search, access useful information such as the best energy deals or write stories and poems. 

UK Online Week is a national week which aims to encourage people to make the most of local opportunities to get online.  Partners in Worcestershire are working together through Go ON Worcestershire to help 49,000 people across the County who are currently not online. 

Look out for the Go ON Worcestershire signs to find local places where you can get online.  Contact your local library or the Community Investment team at Rooftop on 0800 0421800 if you want more information on local places to get online for free.