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Published: 20th Jun, 2014
Shropshire RCC is looking for carers who are interested in learning how using the internet can help them in their caring role, saving them time and money, increasing the services and information they can access and improving opportunities to keep in touch with friends and family.
Get Shropshire Online Project Officer Lisa Darkin says “many carers tell us that the information and services they need are increasingly being delivered online, which can be frustrating when you don’t know how to use the internet”.
“Learning how to using the internet can offer a huge range of benefits. Being online would enable carers to be able to video chat to friends and family who are in other parts of the country or even living abroad. They would be able to organise their banking or renew their tax disc in the evenings. Perhaps they wish to buy something they've had their eye on for a while, but haven't had the time to get to the shops! Whether it’s carrying out routine tasks or planning something special, the internet can be of great help” explains Lisa.
Get Shropshire Online is offering carers the opportunity to attend a one day Beginners Internet training session. The sessions are free and will take place in Shrewsbury from 10am-4pm on the following dates:
Thursday 10 July
Friday 11 July
Monday 21 July
Tuesday 22 July
To enable carers to attend Shropshire RCC is also able to help with respite care for the day.
“Hopefully if these sessions are successful we will be able to find a way to take them out into rural communities across Shropshire” says Lisa
If you know someone who may be interested in accessing this training, call Lisa or Laura: 01743 342177 or for further information, dates and our poster go to our website - www.getshropshireonline.co.uk