Get Online Week is a national campaign to encourage people to get online and embrace the digital side of life.
The annual campaign, organised by Good Things Foundation, runs from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 October.
Did you know?
Not everyone has access to digital devices or the confidence and skills to use them to their full potential. This can have a negative effect on someone’s life, which can lead to increased social isolation, less access to jobs and education and even poorer health outcomes.
- Nearly 1 in 5 adults lack the basic digital skills needed for everyday life
- Over 1 in 20 households have no internet access (fixed line or mobile)
- 2 million households struggle to pay for internet access
Follow the campaign
Visit the Get Online Week website for more information or follow the campaign via #GetOnlineWeek
Help at the hub
The Epping Community Hub, based at the Civic Offices in Epping offers a digital coaching service every Thursday, from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Get 1-2-1 support on:
- Skills for life
- Online shopping
- Health interventions and appointments
The Epping Forest Digital Inclusion Project is a partnership project delivered by Voluntary Action Epping Forest, West Essex Community Action Network (WECAN), Mind in West Essex, and Epping Forest District Council (EFDC). The service is funded by these partners as well as UK Government and powered by Levelling Up.
Drop into the hub or book an appointment.
- Epping Community Hub, Civic Offices, 323 High Street, Epping, CM16 4BZ
- Email email@example.com
- Call 07529 222655
Alternatively, use the self-help guides linked below to improve your digital skills or support family and friends.
One Epping Forest Digital Inclusion service customer said:
I’ve been having computer lessons in the [Epping Community] Hub for several months and it has been life changing. I’ve gone from not being able to use a computer or smartphone at all and having a fear of technology to being able to use my phone and computer.
I found the explanation and guidance given by the digital inclusion team very valuable.
Ask for help
Councillor Sam Kane, Cabinet Member for Customer and Corporate Services said:
We recognise using digital devices and apps doesn’t come as second nature to everyone.
Please don’t be scared to ask for help to get online. I recommend making use of our digital inclusion service at the Epping Community Hub. Or maybe you have a family member, friend or neighbour who can help you gain more confidence to go digital.
For more information visit the Good Things Foundation website or follow them on social media.
- Facebook @Good_Things_Foundation
- Instagram @goodthingfdn
- LinkedIn: Good Things Foundation
- X @goodthingsfdn
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