15 October 2010
Get online week runs from 18 to 24 October, and aims to get tens of thousands of people started with computers and the internet.
There are 10 million adults in the UK who don’t use the internet, and with services going online and most new jobs now requiring internet skills, they could miss out on many benefits, opportunities and savings. The idea of national Get online week is to give anyone and everyone a chance to get started and get confident with computers and the internet.
The campaign – from UK online centres – is backed by Race Online 2012 partners including the BBC, the Post Office and mobile network Three.
Macmillan Cancer Support is supporting Get online week because the internet is a key way for people affected by cancer to receive a range of services and support, from a wealth of information on cancer to financial, practical and emotional support.
As part of our effort to find and help harder to reach people, Macmillan supports the efforts of Get online week to help more and more of them get on the internet.
More than 3,000 Get online week events are being held across the country during October, and anyone who can help get people online is welcome to run one. Being part of Get online week is a great way to help more people in your community or workplace to get online!
To find out more, visit www.getonlineweek.com