New “Pop-Up Digital Hub” in Bridgwater
Last Thursday we had an amazing day at the launch of our “Pop Up Digital Hub” in the lovely St Mary’s church in Bridgwater.
Huge thanks to everyone who came along , all the folk from Blossoms and Greendays and the loads of other people who we are lucky enough to work with.
A special “Thank You” goes out to our pal Tamsin Hodge from the UK Hydrographic office who came and opened the hub and talked about her work and the amazing role she has as a “STEM” ( Science Technology Engineering, Math) ambassador https://www.stem.org.uk/stem-ambassadors.
Also thanks to the wonderful Trish Olive , vicar of St Mary’s for allowing us to operate from the church and the equally fab Jo Huxtable from Blossom and Bridgwater MENCAP for a incredibly generous donation that allowed us to get it all off the ground!!! 👏👏👏👏
Please tell your friends who may like a little help with technology that we will be here ever
The pop Up Hub is a collaboration between St Mary’s Church and Alex Roland from Your IT Now aimed at helping people with Learning Disabilities gain valuable digital skills to help them get more from life.
Alex will be on hand to help people with any questions they may have around using or setting up Smartphones, tablets, laptops or other devices and will be able to advise and help people learn to use the internet and social media safely .
Alex says “ For many people with Learning Disabilities the ability to use the internet and social media can be life changing , enabling them to become more involved with friends, family and their local communities , sometimes though it can also be a scary place if your not sure with how to use it safely . I hope this pop up hub will help address that and give them valuable safety skills”
We received a generous donation for the setting up cost from Bridgwater Mencap
Your IT Now is a member of the “Friends Against Scams” (https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/ campaign ) aimed at helping people learn to spot scams and avoid becoming victims of them.
The recent refurbishment of St Mary’s church means it’s a wonderful place to launch this new service with its wonderful cafe and internet facilities .
For more details please contact Alex on 07809 299760 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 12-2pm . 😀👍