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This week is Get Online Week, which is the UK’s biggest digital inclusion campaign. Here at the Growth Company, we’re passionate about helping the people of Greater Manchester to boost their digital skills and feel more confident online. So, we jumped at the chance to get involved.

Over the course of the week, we’ll be running a series of free events across four of our local authority partners. Advisers will be on-hand to give you advice, and show you how you can complete simple online tasks which most of us take for granted – whether it’s finding out how to use online banking or learning how to send a Facebook message to a loved one.

We’ll be hosting the below sessions:

Manchester – Ground Floor, Lee House, 90 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5JW.

17th October between 9am and 3pm (sessions will run in hour-long blocks). To book, call 07809 229638 and ask for Mel Lamb, quoting ‘Get Online Week’.

Salford - Innovation Forum, Frederick Road, Salford, M6 6FP.

17th October between 11am and 1pm. To book, call 0161 359 3592 and ask for Chris Barnes, quoting ‘Get Online Week’.

Bury - Europa House, Barcroft Street, Bury, BL9 5BT.

There will be sessions running on the 16th and 19th October between 10am and 1pm. To book, call 07540 920934 and ask for Paula or Lesley, quoting ‘Get Online Week’.

Stockport - 3rd Floor, Beckwith House, 1-3 Wellington Road North, Stockport, SK4 1HF.

There will be sessions running on the 15th and 18th October between 10am and 1pm. To book, call 07740 172501 and ask for Brenda or Kirsty and quote ‘Get Online Week’.

Get Online Week is also a fantastic opportunity to promote our Digital 1000 initiative, which aims to get 1000 people from across Greater Manchester digitally included. As part of the campaign, you can access a range of online courses to help you brush up on your digital skills. There are courses across two online portals – iDEA and Learn My Way. Just follow the simple instructions below to begin learning:

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We are the Growth Company, and we want to empower you to do more digitally.