Carers get online thanks to free workshops

Carers are being invited to join an eight-hour course

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Citizen

THEY have already trained up an army of silver surfers, but now a community outreach organisation is opening up its computer lessons to carers who may be feeling isolated.

Carers are being invited to join an eight-hour course, delivered from home or as part of a group, in how to use a computer, by the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council.

  1. FRIENDLY WEB:  Carer Anna King being taught the internet by Hylary Kingham, a Connect volunteer.
  2. FRIENDLY WEB: Carer Anna King being taught the internet by Hylary Kingham, a Connect volunteer.THEY have already trained up an army of silver surfers, but now a community outreach organisation is opening up its computer lessons to carers who may be feeling isolated.

  3. Carers are being invited to join an eight-hour course, delivered from home or as part of a group, in how to use a computer, by the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council.

An open day at the Sheppard House Day Centre, Newent, last week has already got carers excited about connecting to Skype to talk to friends or shopping websites.

Barbara Piranty, assistant chief executive of the GRCC, said: “One lady came in worried and a bit frightened that she would feel stupid, but she came out excited about the possibilities.

“We have already got many older people online and we wanted to do the same for carers, who can often feel isolated from the rest of the world.”

For more information, call the GRCC on 01452 528 491.

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