Hi, my name is Jamie, and I am part of the new Digital Champion team at Citizens Advice Manchester which will be running Computer and Money Skills sessions from our office and through various community centres across manchester.
We welcome you to join us at our drop in sessions at;
Longsight Library, Mondays 10-1pm
North city Library, Tuesdays 10-1pm
Wythenshawe Library, Mondays 1.30-3.30pm
or you could get a ticket for our weekly in house skills sessions, which run every Thursday 1.30pm-3.30pm, through the following page of our website; https://www.citizensadvicemanchester.org.uk/moneysmart/
Why should you start learning with us?
After seeing more than 13,000 people over the last year alone through our digital hubs which are located around Manchester, we have seen how not being able to access online services can cause distress and anxiety for people who are trying to use a service which used to be face to face or over the phone. At the same time, we find people miss out of the scope of services and information available online by either not being able to use computers or not being aware of how much there is online which can benefit people’s daily lives.
The good news is, once people learn basic digital skills, they can save an average of £744 a year by being online, through shopping, discounts, saving on utility bills or reducing costs, as well as avoiding the distress of not being able to access services which are used day to day.
The sessions are for anyone with any skill level to come in to meet with one of our Digital Champions to discuss what skills they would like to learn, and how we will support them to achieve this. We cover a wide range of topics which accommodate all skills levels, from learning computer basics to the ways that money can be saved online.
The sessions are designed to be fun and really help people to understand the benefit of the digital world, coverings areas such as;
- Online basics
- How being online can save money on bills & shopping
- The importance of being safe online
- Using social media to connect with people
- Access services online - like benefit forms or information from trusted websites.
Citizens Advice Manchester