Solihull Council will be holding sessions across the borough to show residents how they can benefit from being online and how the internet can make life easier, cheaper and more fun.
These sessions are to celebrate Libraries Week (7-12 October) and Get Online Week 2019 (14-20 October), national events exploring how people can build digital skills and confidence, and also participate digitally in accessing Council services.
Councillor Alison Rolf, Cabinet Member for Stronger & Safer Communities, said:
“Getting online can open up a world of opportunity. People can stay in touch with friends and family, apply for jobs or find a new home. Council services are easily accessible online too through our website, where residents can do everything from starting a planning application to applying for school places. These classes will help people make the most of modern technology, improve their quality of life and ensure they can keep in close contact with the Council.”
In Solihull there will be a range of taster events at The Core and in libraries across the borough to demonstrate to residents how to use the Council’s online services. These events will also be an opportunity to see what else is available on computers, including eBooks and e-audiobooks, family history and more.
There will be also be events on finding health information, and you can even have a poem written for you or a loved one by poets Brenda Read-Brown and Spoz, the former poet laureate for Birmingham.
For more information about the available events and displays, you can find the list of events online at www.solihull.gov.uk/GetOnlineWeek