During the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic were are unable to meet face to face but we are still here to support you.
There has never been a more crucial time for people to have the digital skills they need to access services remotely and keep in touch with friends and family. We are currently offering this support over the telephone (or video call if appropriate) and it can be accessed by completing a simple e-form on our website.
This can be filled in on behalf of someone (with their permission of course) or our contact centre will complete the form if a customer rings up. We have also developed a set of ‘how to’ videos to help people learn how to Zoom, video call with Facebook, set up and use email and shop online safely. There will be further videos coming on using WhatsApp.
These and the link the to e-form can be found here: www.barnsley.gov.uk/stay-in-touch
Why not try our 6 free sessions with Barnsley Council's Digital Champions to increase your confidence to access online services, use email and stay safe online.
We are here to help you get online, search and use the services for you, at your own pace. You can bring along your own device or you can use one of our laptops, tablets or smartphone.
The course includes:
- Week 1 - Using a device (Laptop or Tablet)
- Week 2 - Using the Internet/Search engines - Completing Online Forms
- Week 3 - Internet Safety
- Week 4 - Using E-mail
- Week 5 - Using Public Services Online (including council services)
- Week 6 - Online Shopping
This course is relevant for complete beginners and people who want to feel more confident when they're using the internet. To book a place, ask at the course venue, give us a ring or visit www.barnsley.gov.uk/getonline.
Wombwell Library Mondays: 2nd March to 6th April 10am - 12pm
Hoyland Library Mondays: 2nd March to 6th April 2pm - 4pm
Penistone Library Fridays: 28th February to 3rd April 2pm - 4pm
The Exchange Recovery College Thursdays: 4th June to 9th July 10am - 12pm
Contact name: To book a place Contact the Venue or call us
Phone number: 01226 773555
Address: visit www.barnsley.gov.uk/getonline,
Wombwell Library, Station Rd, Wombwell, Barnsley S73 0BA
Hoyland Library, High Croft, Hoyland, S74 9AF
Penistone Library, High St, Penistone, Sheffield S36 6BR
The Exchange Recovery College, 33 Gawber Rd, Barnsley S75 2AH
Published: 09 August 2019