DigiKnow courses available to help you get online

Would you or someone you know like to learn how to use the internet or improve digital skills?

All libraries in Stockport have free computers and free Wi-Fi for anyone to use, as well as staff who can help you get started.

If you want help with the basics or want to develop specific skills then there are a number of courses available across Stockport.

Upcoming digital events include:

Thursday 4th May between 2pm and 4pm

  • Confused about computers (for over 55's): Stockport Homes’ informal and friendly sessions provide an opportunity to make new friends, find out more about computers and how the internet could benefit you, all over a brew and a biscuit! Book your place at 0161 474 2862.

  • Digital Heroes at First House, Brinnington: Stockport Homes’ team of trained 'Digital Heroes' are helping people in the community learn the basics of computers and the internet. Book your place at 0161 474 2862.

Saturday 6th May between 10:30am and 12:30pm

  • Photowalk around Stockport: Bring your smartphone and/or camera and come and join local photographer Tony Bower on a photo walk through Stockport. He will be assisted by members of Stockport Photographic Society, who will be able to help you take great photographs of the sights of Stockport. Book your place at 0161 474 4453.

Sunday 7th May between 10am and 12pm

  • Community Computer Course: Starting Point hosts weekly free courses where you can learn how to email, search and shop online, stay safe, use Skype or Facetime and find out what is happening locally. Booking is essential by calling 0161 494 9947.

Councillor David Sedgwick, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Reform and Governance, said: “These are just some of the great events happening across Stockport, aiming to get people online and promote the benefits of being digitally savvy. As a Council, we’re committed to digital inclusion and I’d encourage everyone to take advantage of these opportunities.”

For more digital events, please visit the events page and select the ‘Digital skills’ category.

‘DigiKnow – helping Stockport get online’ is an initiative that has been jointly developed by the Council, Jobcentre Plus, Startingpoint, Stockport Homes, Inspired and Re:dish to promote the benefits of being online and signpost where in Stockport residents can learn how to get online, use a computer with free internet access or improve their digital skills. Further details at DigiKnow.