Discovering ancestors with Cornwall Library Service

Cornwall Library Service has held a series of fun and friendly sessions to inspire and support off-liners.

Family history sessions in Helston, Fowey, St Austell and Saltash and Camborne libraries have helped encourage internet beginners to go online to uncover more about their relatives, making it really easy for them

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The Open University

The Open University (OU) officially partnered with Race Online 2012 in February 2011 and since then, has made every effort to raise the profile of the campaign and to inspire digital champions.

In May/June 2011 the University launched a competition on its community website, ‘The Platform’, which asked entrants to

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Age UK Devon

With the number of over 50s in Devon set to rise by 14.5{a5b7970aed6bc6c43cc2e7d6e3c429d137483f4158e62a10a211b4ee5d30f265} (over 358,000) by 2016, it’s imperative that older people are supported to gain the necessary skills to benefit from the internet.

 

The largest independent charity in the county, Age UK Devon, is working independently to support

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NHS Choices

With more than 100 million visits a year, NHS Choices is empowering and supporting people to better access health info and manage their healthcare online.

 

Saving the NHS an estimated £44m a year, if more people managed their health online, this could jump to between £2bn and £5bn.

Through

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BBC First Click Friends

The BBC reaches 97{a5b7970aed6bc6c43cc2e7d6e3c429d137483f4158e62a10a211b4ee5d30f265} of the UK population every week and its First Click campaign, launched last autumn to inspire over 55′s who have never been online to give it a go, has already helped over 100,000 people go online for the first time!

Speaking at the national Go ON

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The National Federation of Women’s Institutes

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Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer fully support the goals of Race Online 2012 and is on track to help engage and support its customers, staff, and stakeholders to take full advantage of the benefits of the net.

 

So far, all 75,000 M&S staff have been offered the opportunity to use their

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Specialist Schools and Academies Trust

Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, with its 3653 secondary schools, 457 special schools and 600 primary schools, is playing an extremely important role in helping to achieve a networked nation.

Through its national community conference, for which Martha delivered a keynote speech, the SSAT has encouraged secondary, primary and special

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WSI Digital Marketing

With over 30 years’ business and IT experience, Anthony, 57, from Etchingham decided to give something back to his community by deploying his IT skills.

Realising that his valuable handiness on a PC could help others, Anthony is running workshops for internet beginners’ in his village. “My inspiration comes from

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Youth Action

With over 5,000 members in Lancashire, Youth Action is an independent organisation working with young people aged 18-24 to build skills, abilities and confidence and to help them give something back to the community.

 

With great success, young champs have been passing on their skills to internet beginners.Involved at

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