This week will see Emmaus North East support Get Online Week; a campaign aimed at supporting people to get the most out of being online, whether that’s learning a new digital skill or up-skilling a current one.

Emmaus North East, will be at The South Shields Customs House, Riverview Room from 14 – 19 October 2019 (excluding Wednesday) providing free workshops to all residents in the area.

Rachel Eklund, Deputy Community Manager at Emmaus North East, along with two formerly homeless people receiving support from Emmaus North East will be assisting people with online digital training; from managing money online to using social media, there is a class for everyone.

Rachel said, “It is important for Emmaus North East to support national campaigns like Get Online Week. As well as providing a long-term home and training to the formerly homeless people we support, we are also here to support the wider community. Almost 12 million people in the UK don’t have all the skills they need to make the most of the internet, and more than 4 million people are completely offline. So, we’re doing our bit to help bring these numbers down.”

“Even if you send the odd email, use Facebook or read the news on your phone, you could still be missing out on so much. Getting the most out of the internet doesn’t have to be scary – just come along and give it a try!”

Along with free workshops, Emmaus North East is also providing free access to iPads, laptops. learning resources and refreshments for those who are taking part.

Workshops will be running from 10am – 3pm daily, Monday 14 – Saturday 19 October (excluding Wednesday).