Give an Hour – help someone get online
Jobcentre Plus is teaming up with UK online centres, Race Online 2012, the BBC and other partners to help people develop the skills and confidence to make the most of going online.
From 30 October the Give an Hour campaign will encourage people with web skills to give an hour to inspire and help others to use the internet. It will feature more than 2,000 events across the country, including free taster sessions in UK online centres and other locations. Backed up by TV and radio promotions, Jobcentre Plus will use this campaign to speak to our customers about their internet skills and needs, and find ways to help them go online.
The Go on website shows how an adviser or claimant can become a digital champion, register for free courses and source local access centres, or simply find out where they can get more information.
It also gives case studies and a "promise in action" showing all partner organisations in action. A good example is our Jobcentre in Northampton where advisers have been identifying customers with basic IT skills needs and referring them to activities that can help with their job search and career plan.
Will Bolshaw, a Digital Champion from Northampton Jobcentre Plus said:
"The local UK online centre is now teaching 50 plus people every week and enhancing their lives. A lot of these customers are signposted by Jobcentre Plus using UK online centre marketing material. One of our customers was signposted to a volunteering vacancy and has since been recruited. A wonderful success."
- Online services for customers – further information on our expanding online services.