Digital Skills Workshops for Felixstowe

Posted by Town Hall Staff 22 November 2016

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are holding workshops to help communities build their digital skills.

Sessions will be held in both Felixstowe and Lowestoft to help get more people online with confidence.

Participants will be taught essential skills such as how to set up an email account, use online banking safely and how to reduce utility bills by accessing price comparison websites.

To further help people get online, each participant will go into the draw to win one of two iPads. The iPads have been kindly donated by Firmstep, a digital service provider to the Councils, who are sponsoring the workshops.    

Cllr TJ Haworth-Culf, cabinet member for Customers, Communities and Leisure at Suffolk Coastal, said: “As we progress further into the digital age, confidently navigating on the web is becoming an increasingly important life skill.”

Cllr Frank Mortimer, cabinet member for Customers and Communities at Waveney, said: “More and more services rely upon online content and a person’s ability to access these services often depends on how comfortable they are using the internet.”     

The sessions take place on:

Wednesday 30 November at Lowestoft Library 9:30am – 4pm

Thursday 1 December at Felixstowe Library 9:30am – 4pm

Morning sessions will cover online basics and run from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Afternoon sessions will focus on price comparison services and run from 1pm to 4pm. Participants are welcome to attend both the morning and afternoon sessions.

Participants are asked to bring tablets or laptops if they have their own, however, a number of devises will be available to use during the sessions.

Places are limited and participants must book to attend. To book a place or for more information, contact: Chris Ipkendanz on 01394 444720.