Get Online Week 15th – 19th October 2012

South West Lancashire Independent Community Advice Network (ICAN)
is helping people find a bigger life online

ICAN, a UK online centre in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire is helping people to find a bigger life online by running an event during the week 15th to 19th October 2012 as part of national campaign, Get online week.

The centre will be running an event at Digmoor Community Centre, Birleywood, Skelmersdale to encourage people to learn to do more using computers and the internet.

Anyone who wants to improve their skills can come along to the event, which takes place from 10am to 3pm each day, and get a taste for what the internet has to offer with some friendly help and support.

Ian Davies, IT Facilitator for ICAN says: “While there are a lot of people who have never been online before, there are also a lot of people who can do a little but want to do more. During Get online week, we’re giving them the chance to come along to our event and brush up their skills with a helping hand from our staff and volunteers. Whether people want to learn to Skype, or find out how to save money online, there’s really something for everyone and we’ll be able to provide all the help and support they need.”

One person who has been able to improve his life since learning new skills is Chris W “The use of facilities at the centre has given me confidence and knowledge to use my pc at home – Again, thank you and keep up the good work”.

Get online week is the largest campaign in the country that helps people to improve their computer and internet skills so they can take advantage of all the online world has to offer. In October 2012, 3,000 events will be taking place throughout the country, so people can find a local place to brush up their skills.

If you’re looking to do more online, you can come along to Digmoor Community Centre during the week 15th – 19th October 2012 to get a helping hand to improve your skills.

For more information, please contact Jan Fitzsimons on 01695 726269 or

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