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Rochford residents learn how to get online

1 April 2016
Resident taking part in the digital training session at Rupert Jarvis Court

A series of digital training sessions are set to help a group of retired Rochford residents reap the rewards of being online.

Thanks to funding from Rochford Housing and Rayleigh and Rochford Association for Voluntary Service (RRAVS), five two-hour sessions are being run at Rupert Jarvis Court in Hockley – retirement living accommodation managed by Rochford Housing.

With equipment and trainers supplied by RRAVS, residents will be able to power up their own laptop and learn more about getting online, emailing, word processing and digital photography.

Following the first session, participant and resident Edward Hardwick commented: “This has been very useful. I hope to use my new skills to send emails to family and friends.”

Rochford Housing’s housing services manager, Karen Johnson, added: “We are delighted to support this project and help our residents develop valuable new skills so they can stay in touch with people and reduce isolation.”