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Digital skills are essential in today's world, needed for everything from applying for Universal Credit and using a bank account, to keeping in touch with distant friends and relatives. We want to help our tenants get, and stay, online!

Our Internet Savvy course is designed to help complete beginners gain useful computer skills and access low-cost equipment. You’ll start from the very beginning learning keyboard and mouse skills and as the weeks progress you will create an email address, learn how to fill in forms online, learn about online banking and shopping and how to save money on your household bills.

We’ll also show you how to keep in touch with loved ones, through platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype. We’ll even help you gain a City & Guilds qualification in online basics!

Once registered, Internet Savvy learners can purchase a laptop for £75 (which comes with software that is worth over £100 by itself) and/or a tablet device for £50. These are part-funded by Southway, making them more affordable, and we also offer flexible weekly payments, depending on your financial situation.

The next course starts Thursday 27th September and running every Thursday thereafter for 9 weeks at Westcroft Community Centre, Burnage, M20 6EF.

To book a place contact our Digital Inclusion Officer Joe at j.sandwick@southwayhousing.co.uk.