This week’s Digital City Festival will once again bring thought-leaders from around the world to Greater Manchester, this time to address the key challenges as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. There’s a great line-up of interesting keynote speeches and masterclasses, and the Greater Manchester digital sector is well represented.

Ahead of tomorrow’s Digital Inclusion event Collaborating to get GM residents online, and in the lead-up to the launch of our Radically Digital Stockport strategy, we felt it was a good time to shine a light on the Digital Inclusion work taking place in Stockport.

We’re collaborating with an alliance of partners from across all sectors who are committed to helping people who are offline or would like to improve their digital skills. This DigiKnow network includes local community groups who offer social, informal support, Digital Champions who offer one on one support, and organisations who can help with data and devices to get online.

Many community groups run regular classes. See below for a snapshot of what’s taking place this week. For full details, visit Stockport Council’s Events calendar.

Starting Point DigiKnow computer classes

Friendly and informal classes for help with email, searching online, staying safe online and more.

Starting Point digital skills course for work

Learn digital skills for work, to help you find a job or go on to further study.

Tech Club at Walthew House

Make the most of assistive technology and set up your devices properly. 

Digital Help drop-in sessions at libraries

 Get help with general PC use, email, internet access, own devices and more.

Support for all things digital

 From Age UK, Life Leisure and Sky Digital at Brinnington Leisure Centre.

Community Online group in Offerton

Help to get online, use the internet, email and stay safe online.

We would also still welcome your feedback on our digital strategy, that sets out our priority actions around Digital Communities, Digital Place and Digital Council. Please visit the Radically Digital Stockport pages and let us know your thoughts.

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