Voluntary Action Rutland offers free help and advice for IT beginners

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People who need access to computers and support with basic IT skills are being offered to chance to attend free drop in sessions.

Voluntary Action Rutland is hosting the help sessions which will start on Thursday, January 30, from 1.30pm to 4pm in the Conference Room at Rutland Volunteer Centre in Lands’ End Way, Oakham. The sessions will run every Thursday until 
April 3.

Volunteers will try to help with a variety of IT-related issues, such as; access to a computer and support with getting started; support and tips on staying safe on the internet; accessing support from local and national Government and the NHS; help solving problems with new IT gadgets and computers received at Christmas; using e-mail, Skype, online shopping, downloading digital photos; advice on what equipment is right for your needs; and learning about free online programmes, tools, and applications.

Neil Moverley, development officer at Voluntary Action Rutland, said: “With an increasing number of services becoming solely accessible and cheaper online, and following a previous successful drop-in and consultation with Rutland’s general public, Voluntary Action Rutland and partner organisations believe that there is a real need for basic direct support and access to the internet for people without computers or the confidence to use them in this rural county.”

Those interested in attending the sessions or to help out as a volunteer, should call 01572 722622. For more about Voluntary Action Rutland, visit www.varutland.org.uk