The Government has plans to get everyone of working age that can work, into work. Most jobs require some computer skills to find a job and then to do the job.
South Shropshire & Meres and Mosses Housing Associations and partner organisations provide one to one support in several locations throughout Shropshire:
Ellesmere Library. 1:1 support with a volunteer available by appointment only. Call Ellesmere Library 01743 285 555. Open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
Ellesmere Town Hall. Basic IT courses available call TCAT 01952 642237 for details
Loppington Village Hall. Tuesday 10am to 12noon drop in with support Call 01939 235479 for more information. Three laptops available for free use with suggested donation of £1.
Market Drayton, Charter Court. Wednesday 9am-1pm (Drayton Wednesdays) call 0300 303 1190. Free use of PCs and some laptops. 1:1 IT support, Wednesdays 9am – 1pm.
Market Drayton, Festival Drayton Centre. Basic IT courses available. Contact TCAT for details 01952 642237
Market Drayton Library. Free weekly 1:1 IT help sessions. Monday 10am – noon. Call 01630 652105. Monday 9.30am-6pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 9.30am-5pm, Saturday 9am-5pm
Wem, Edinburgh House. Getting Older Adults on Line (GOAL). Tuition, help and advice on computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones etc to those over the age of 55. There is no time limit on how many sessions you do. Tuesday mornings 09.30 - 10.30 and 10.45 - 11.45 and for more advanced work noon - 13.00. Friday mornings 10.15 to 11.15 and 11.30 to 12.30. Please contact Veronica Hilton on 01939 252869 or Phil Moyse on 01939 233533 for more details.
Wem Library. 1:1 support with a volunteer available by appointment only. Open Tues, Thurs, Fri pm and Sat. Call Wem Library on 01939 236995.
Wem Town Hall and Thomas Adams School - Basic IT Courses available. Contact TCAT for details on 01952 642237.
Whitchurch Beechtree Centre, next door to Whitchurch Hospital, SY13 1NT. IT courses run throughout the year together with 1:1 sessions for anyone requiring support. Contact them on 01948 666612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Aston on Clun, The Kangaroo Inn Pub Monday Night Club - Drop in session for all abilities. 7pm - 9pm every second Monday of the month. Call 01588 660263.
Bishops Castle, Enterprise House - Drop in support and beginners IT assistance, contact 01588 638038 for details. 1:1 training at all levels by appointment.
Burford Community Room at Foresters Road Sheltered Housing, Penlu Road, Burford, Tuesday 2pm - 4pm. IT sessions with support available. Please contact 07704 735169 to book an appointment.
Chirbury Broadplace at Chirbury Post Office & Store. Free WiFi, public use of six computers, seven days a week when the shop is open. Wednesday 10am – noon drop-ins for help to get online. Contact 01743 891117.
Church Stretton Mayfair Community Centre. Mon 10am - 1pm and Wed 9am- 3pm drop-in with support. Also free online courses. To book call 01694 722077.
Clee Hill Three Crosses Community Room. IT Courses run at various times of year. For more information call 01299 272300.
Cleobury Country Centre at Love Lane. IT Courses run at various times of year. For more information call 01299 272300.
Craven Arms Community Centre (CASCA). Free use of computers on Mon to Weds from 9am - 10pm, Thurs from 9am - 9pm and on Fri from 9am - 5pm. Please call 01588 672847 for more information.
Craven Arms Lambeth Close Community Centre. Free drop-in computer club every Tuesday 10am - noon. Computers for beginners (term time only) Thursday 6pm - 8pm. Tuition available to all the Craven Arms community. Please call Tracy on 01588 672373 for details.
Craven Arms Millmead Sheltered Housing. IT training and drop-in for all your computer needs held once a fortnight on Tuesday afternoons. Please contact Doretta on 01588 672027 for details.
Church Stretton Ley Gardens Community Centre. IT training on the 2nd Wednesday and last Wednesday of each month. Please call Michelle on 01694 722328 for details.
Ludlow Foyer, Ludlow Town Centre. Foyer Thursdays drop-in support available from 10am - 5pm. Contact Chris on 01584 877111. The rest of the week, the hub is open so people have free access to computers, tablets and internet without help during working hours (no appointment needed).
Ludlow Rockspring Community Centre. Free use of computers from 9am - 5pm Mon to Fri. Please call 01584 874922 for more information.
Ludlow Whitefriars Community Centre, Ludlow. Wednesday drop-in from 10.30am -noon for any IT requirements. Please call Julie on 01584 879456 for details.
Support can be tailored to suit your needs and includes:
• Writing and updating CVs and help with making job applications
• Help to get online and access universal jobs searches and 'entitled to' websites
• Matching job seekers to opportunities with local businesses
• Liaising with the Jobcentre
• Interview skills practice
• Access to general or bespoke training