GetOnline 2014 week of celebrations

The Rivers Learning Project Community is helping in the challenge to get Crawley online and benefit from health information and services this month, October, as part of our GetOnline 2014 week of celebrations.

People across Crawley are being challenged to get online this October, and try getting health information the digital way.

UK online centre Rivers Learning Project Community (Rivers LPC) is one of over 100 centres nationwide delivering a range of initiatives to support people to improve their skills so they can find health information online. 

Rivers LPC is leading the campaign in Crawley, and firmly believe computers and the internet can make it simpler for everyone to manage their health better and more easily.

The project coordinator of Rivers LPC says: “If you’ve got a spare hour, we’re on hand to show you how getting online could help you improve your digital skills so you can manage your health. Whether you want to get fit, manage an existing condition or order a repeat prescription, you could be doing it all ­ and more ­ online.

“It doesn’t matter if you’ve never even touched a computer before or if you already know a bit ­ this is your chance to give computers and the internet a go. It’s fun, it’s free, and it could change how you manage your health forever. Come along to one of our health sessions and see what you could do with technology, and what technology could do for you.”

We have Computer classes for women only at the Crawley Library on Mondays and Wednesdays between 10am and 1pm.

The Rivers LPC is running a series of special events, and want to invite anyone and everyone to come along and take part.

Open Day

Bill Buck Room

Crawley Library

Saturday 18th October 2014

11am to 1pm

 For more information about this press release, please contact Rivers LPC on 0753 999 5328

Notes to editors

● An estimated 7 million people in the UK aren’t online, and 11 million don’t have the skills or confidence to make the most of the opportunities the internet has to offer.

● The NHS England’s objective is to achieve a significant increase in the use of technology to help people manage their health and care.

● In particular, by 2015 everyone who wishes to do so will be able to get online access to their GP health records, book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and communicate electronically with their GP.

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