Digital Devon- Supporting parishioners gain Digital Skills
Funded by the Community Renewal Fund, Digital Devon aims to support residents in gaining vital Digital skills in order for them to be able to use technology effectively and safely across both their working and personal lives.
Published: 12 September 2022
Since the COVID-19 pandemic this training is especially important for those who struggle to use online services, and those who have become more isolated than ever in rural communities.
Led by Learn Devon, this part of the project has been running since February and has been helping people in Devon with basic skills such as using their emails, Zoom, or setting up their social media accounts. It has recently been extended to run into November to increase the amount of people we can help. These sessions are free to all, with people dropping into our centres with their specific issues and getting help, and with some appointments available if more time is needed.
This project also has an allowance for gifting devices to those who might need them, with the option of a laptop or tablet. The idea is to give someone both the device, and also the skills to effectively use it.
Sessions are being run all over Devon in community centres and libraries- you can visit our website at www.digitaldevon.org.uk and click on “Community Learning” to find one closest to you.
You can alternatively call 0781 501 45 43 or email email@example.com to speak to one of our tutors and find a suitable session. Unfortunately these are not available to those who live in unitary authorities (such as Plymouth or Torbay).
Devon Communities Together
Unit 73 & 74 Basepoint Business Centre,
Exeter EX2 8LB