Sessions on how to use the internet

Northumberland libraries are offering free sessions to help people learn how to use the internet to benefit their health.

The classes, which are endorsed by the NHS, are targeted to older people, carers and people with disabilities to enable them to know how and where to find key health information such as searching for local support groups, finding their nearest doctor or dentist and learning more about health and fitness.

Northumberland County Councillor Val Tyler, policy board member responsible for community infrastructure and culture, said: “We are constantly striving to provide opportunities like this for people to learn and become more confident with technology and in this case knowing how to use it to improve their health.”

Northumberland Libraries are part of a network of centres across England and those who register are able to track their learning progress.

Bedlington library is holding two classes on Wednesday, November 20, and Wednesday, November 27, from 1.45pm to 3.15pm and from 3.45pm to 5.15pm.

Booking is essential and sessions are open to everyone wanting to learn but are especially targeted to older people, carers and people with disabilities who want to learn to use the internet.

To book call Bedlington Library on (01670) 822056.