Crosspool Forum is helping organise three more courses to help those less confident using computers and tablets build their skills. They take place on different days, starting the week commencing 13 January 2014 at the Scout Hall on Benty Lane.
Learn how to us an iPad/tablet. Starts Tuesday 14 January 2014, 10am–12pm.
Moving On course
This course is suitable for those who attended the ‘iPad/tablet for Beginners’ course or who already have some knowledge of iPads/tablets. Starts Friday 17 January 2014, 10am–12pm.
Internet & Email course
Learn how to create an email address, surf and navigate your way around the internet. Starts Monday 13 January 2014, 1pm – 3pm
An iPad or laptop is provided, but please feel free to bring your own if you have one.
All courses are held at St John’s Scout Hut, Benty Lane, Crosspool, S10 5NF and cost just £10 for the whole course.
Over the next six weeks expert (DBS checked) tutors will be on hand to deliver free tuition sessions, either with iPads or internet-ready laptops, to the homes of housebound/lonely/isolated people, or those suffering from ill health.
The aim of the project is to break down loneliness and isolation by helping people:
stay in touch with friends and family
save time and hassle and money dealing with online public services
access health websites
keep the mind active
look up hobbies and interests on any subject from gardening and cooking to knitting.
For further information please call Sue or Saima at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 2500 613 or email email@example.com.
Meanwhile, the tablet/iPad classes, advertised to start 29 November 2013 in the Benty Lane Scout Hall, will now start 10am on Friday 13 January 2014.
A new course in Crosspool will give an introduction to using a tablet, such as the iPad. It has been designed to help people get the most from this increasingly popular technology.
The course lasts five weeks, starting 10am on Friday 18 25 October at the Scout Hall on Benty Lane, Crosspool. Each session is two hours long.
It costs £35 or £10 for people in receipt of certain benefits. iPads are provided, but you can also bring your own tablet.
If you are interested in registering for the course, or know someone who might be, please contact Yvonne at the Heeley Development Trust on 0114 250 0613; Ian at Crosspool Forum on 07713 687 955, or you can just turn up at the Scout Hall on Benty Lane, Crosspool at 10am on Friday 18 25 October 2013.
Note: the start date of this course has changed from 18 to 25 October.
A new food club to help people to eat healthily launches on Wednesday 29 May in Crosspool.
The Real Food Club is designed to be more than just a slimming club. It encourages people to make small changes to their diet to give big results. You don’t even have to be looking to lose weight to join.
Each family-friendly session includes:
Weigh-in or measure (private from others)
Education session or outside speakers
Group discussion on the week- optional to join in
Unlimited email and phone support
Come along on a Wednesday night from 8:15pm to Hallam FC, Sandygate Road. The first session is just £3 and after that it is £5.50 a session.
The club is run by Hannah Bailey from Wise Choice Nutrition. Hannah is a qualified nutritionist with three years experience of helping people lose weight and lead a healthy lifestyle.
She set up the Real Food Club to offer an alternative for people dissatisfied with current weight loss clubs and looking for something which would give long term benefit.
Four new National Open College Network (NOCN) computer courses are starting next month in Crosspool. The topics for this term’s courses are:
Desk top publishing
Computers For Beginners
Internet and Emailing
Computers For Everyday Life – Absolute Beginners
More details are on the poster below, including the start and expected finish dates for each course.
Perhaps you have a friend or relative who would be interested in building their confidence on a computer? Anyone wishing to join any of these courses should contact Ian, Crosspool Forum, on 0114 335 1674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you know anyone in Crosspool who is a learner with little confidence or who has not used ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) before?
If you know someone who is having difficulty getting to grips with word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, or using the internet and sending emails, why not suggest that they book a place on one of our two-hourly classes?
A laptop is provided and a projector is used to display lessons on to a large screen.
The Crosspool Forum’s next computer courses, for beginner’s and the more advanced, are scheduled to run for a 10 week term from January 2012. Registrations, 9.30am Friday 6TH January, St Columba’s Church Hall, Manchester Road.