Buzz-IT – Helping people to get connected
West Lancs CVS is working in partnership with Citizens Advice Lancashire West and West Lancs Borough Council to enable people to access help with using digital tools and getting to grips with navigating online.
Through this new Buzz-IT project there are 3 ways to get involved:
- Book a place on a FREE course
- Ask for one-to-one help
1. FREE Digital courses
As part of the launch of the Digital Health Hub, Citizens Advice is offering the following courses to anyone aged 18 and over:
- Prevent Identity theft taster – Thursday 4th May, 9am
- Make the most of your tablet – Monday 8th May, 9am (7 weeks)
- Computers for beginners Internet – Thursday 11th May, 9am (7 weeks)
- Functional Skills taster – Thursday 11th May, 1pm
- Introduction to Functional Skills – Thursday 11th May,1pm (7 weeks)
The sessions will be held at the Digital Health Hub (next to Citizens Advice), Unit 47, The Concourse Shopping Centre, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 6LN.
Book your place through Citizens Advice 0344 2451294 or via the Eventbrite links in the course title.
2. One-to-One Digital Help
If you are looking for information online, wanting to apply online or make better use of your smartphone, tablet or computer, Buzz-IT is offering one-to-one support.
More information is available from West Lancs CVS 01695 733737 or Citizens Advice 0344 2451294
3. Digital Volunteering
This is a great way to share your digital knowledge and skills with others who may be less confident. There are two roles available, Digital Buddy and Digital Champion. Both volunteering roles involve supporting others to gain and develop digital skills, to understand Data protection and security as well as find information online. Training for both roles is provided.
To find out more, contact Jan or Sarah at West Lancs CVS on 01695 733737.