Newtech sup­port in­hubs

Rutherglen Reformer - - Fairground Attraction -

Res­i­dents in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang could soon take ad­van­tage of dig­i­tal hubs to help with the change over to a fully dig­i­talised Uni­ver­sal Credit sys­tem.

Com­mu­nity Links South La­nark­shire host dig­i­tal hubs at two venues in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang.

The group held an event last month to dis­cuss how their hubs could help those on low in­comes make the most of the in­ter­net and its op­por­tu­ni­ties in sav­ing money, se­cur­ing em­ploy­ment, and ac­cess­ing im­por­tant govern­ment and health in­for­ma­tion.

Vol­un­teer Mark White­head said: “I know from my ex­pe­ri­ence of vol­un­teer­ing that there are too many folks who can­not take ad­van­tage for a whole range of rea­sons from not be­ing able to af­ford home ac­cess to a lack of skills and con­fi­dence.”

“I am sure we can all play a part in chang­ing this sit­u­a­tion so that all res­i­dents of South La­nark­shire re­gard­less of age can get on­line and reap the ben­e­fits.”

There are hubs at Whit­law­burn Resource Cen­tre on Mon­days and Wed­nes­days from 10am till 4pm and at Num­ber 18 on Farmeloan Road on Wed­nes­days and Fri­days from 9am un­til 1pm.

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