Spread the word: RedDoor IT giving the gift of digital literacy this Christmas

Tell your less digitally-savvy Croydon friends and family about these free sessions to get online.

Croydon-based IT support company RedDoor IT have joined forces with Croydon Council to run digital inclusion workshops throughout November and December, to help residents of all ages get online.

This is just a short post to ask readers of this blog to spread the word.

If you know someone in the local community who might benefit from getting help to go online – to enhance their lives or learn the skills needed to get a job in a digital economy – please let them know about the sessions listed below (also on the Council’s site here).

In each 2-hour session, volunteers from RedDoor will teach residents how to use the internet safely, create an email account and start sending emails, shop and bank online, and use social media to stay in touch with family and friends.

Aside: This initiative also happens to be a brilliant example of the kind of thing we’re trying to make happen through Croydon Digital. We want to bring all participants in the local tech community together, to collaborate in a range of different ways to build a truly digital borough – from giving back to the community through volunteering like RedDoor, through to smart city innovation and helping our tech sector to thrive. RedDoor will write more about these workshops from their perspective soon!

Free digital inclusion workshops

  • Coulsdon Library, Thursday 21 November, 1pm-3pm – NOW FULLY BOOKED
  • Selsdon Library, Thursday 28 November, 12noon-2pm
  • Purley Library, Monday 2 December, 1pm-3pm
  • Shirley Library, Tuesday 10 December, 12noon-2pm
  • Addington Library, Friday 13 December, 1.30pm-3.30pm
  • Thornton Heath Library, Tuesday 17 December, 12noon-2pm.

More sessions will take place in Croydon Libraries next year.

To book a space and for more information, residents can visit or call their local library.

Places can also be booked by emailing digital.workshops@croydon.gov.uk

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