Free support to help you make the most of the internet

Would you like to learn how to use the internet but don’t know where to start? Come along to a FREE training session at Cregagh Community Centre on Thursday 20 October and get connected
Business in the Community is hosting a FREE event at Cregagh Community Centre from 1pm – 4pm on Thursday 20 October to help local people learn more about the internet.

The session, which has been organised in partnership with Belfast City Council, aims to provide an open forum for people to find out more about online services. Volunteers from a range of companies including the Department of Finance, Ignite IT and Barclays Bank will be on hand throughout the day to answer any questions people might have – from how to set up a Facebook account, to learning more about online banking or grocery shopping on the internet and keeping your device safe and up-to-date.

Volunteer Programme Executive at Business in the Community, Andy Nisbet Friel explains: “Whilst we live in an increasingly digital society, one in five of us in Northern Ireland are still unconnected to the internet. That is why we have developed our Digital Assist programme, to help give people the basic skills, and most importantly, the confidence to make the most of online services.

“This event is free, everybody is welcome and you don’t have to book in advance – just come along on the day! We will have volunteers there, ready to answer any IT related questions you might have. From finding out how to set up an email address, to online shopping or seeking help with a faulty device, our volunteers will be able to help.”

Roisin McKenna, Superconnected Communities Coordinator from Belfast City Council, added: “The internet plays a valuable role in helping to keep people connected and in touch, but it can be daunting to get started. We are delighted to be working with Business in the Community to host this event, which is designed to help people grasp the basics and gain confidence in their IT abilities. I’d encourage anyone that is keen to learn more about the internet to come along on the day and join in.”

There will also be information available on the services of Libraries NI and Go On NI, which run a range of other events and training sessions throughout the year.

For more information, please visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/superconnectedcommunities