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People in York Urged to Go Online for Health Advice


11:49am 9th December 2013

Free hour-long computer lessons are being offered to people in York to help them get health advice. It will introduce learners to the many ways of accessing health information on the internet and making the most of computers. It will include finding information which is right for the user, from locating a GP and fitness services to checking symptoms and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The sessions provide a great way of learning computer basics and further opportunities to increase the learner's IT skills will also be explained during the sessions.

The sessions are taking place at libraries in Acomb, Tang Hall and Clifton throughout December. The sessions are ideal for those new to using computers and aim to help York residents become more computer literate in an increasingly online world.

Councillor Sonja Crisp, City of York Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: “These beginner sessions for people with little or no computer knowledge and experience will help people to find out more about the NHS and its services – information that is useful and relevant to all of us.

“In addition, City of York Council’s libraries are working in partnership with UK Online to provide a series of free lessons and courses to help introduce the basic functions of computers and the internet to those who find themselves in need of a little help. I’d encourage everyone who is interested to sign up now and discover what ‘being online’ is all about!”

Free sessions take place in small groups as follows:

  • Monday 9 December, Tang Hall Library, 5.30pm and 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 10 December, Acomb Explore, 2pm and 3pm
  • Monday 16 December, Clifton Library, 10am and 11am

To book a place on these sessions or for more information about other free computer courses at libraries, learners can contact their local library or Liam Wilkinson, Learning Outreach Co-ordinator, email liam.wilkinson@york.gov.uk or telephone 01904 552651.

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