Silver surfers get IT together at Brighton Street

Release Date: 28-Sep-2012
Tenants and residents living near the Brighton Street Community centre have been taking part in an Age UK ITea and biscuits event.
Silver surfers at Brighton Street

Silver surfers at Brighton Street

The taster session was run by Get IT Together in Kirklees, Age UK and KNH in an attempt to encourage older people who are new to the internet to come along and learn how to get online.

The event was a huge success with many of the older people keen to become silver surfers.
June Cade from New Street TRA said: “everyone was really excited about having a go at getting online. I can already use the computer but some members of Brighton Street have never used a computer before so it was really good to have someone show everyone what to do.”

Following the success of the taster session, Get IT Together, is now going to run a five-week programme at Brighton Street to help get people online for the first time, showing them how the internet can help them to stay in touch with friends and family.

Lorraine Noble, Get IT Together Project Coordinator said, "It is really exciting to be working on this project in North Kirklees. I am looking forward to meeting and helping individuals who may not yet have had chance to find out about the benefits of the internet and hope people will take the opportunity to come down to our sessions, have a cuppa and find out more."

The next IT session will be taking place on Friday 19 October - if you would like more information then contact Carly Webster at KNH on 07970 272202 or Lorraine Noble on 07854 644218.

• The Get IT Together programme running across Kirklees and nationwide, is a joint initiative between BT, Nominet Trust, Kirklees Council and national charity Citizens Online.