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Silver surfer leads the way on Havebury course

Wednesday, 6th February 2013.

Haverhill's biggest housing provider Havebury Housing Partnership is offering free computer courses to tenants wanting to learn how to surf the ‘net or brush up on their computer skills.

Havebury is running monthly one-hour sessions at Havebury House, Bury St Edmunds, from tomorrow. Each month tenants will be able to learn new computer skills from how to use email and the internet to creating spreadsheets and writing letters.

Betty Rose, aged 89, from Bury St Edmunds took part in a recent course so that she could learn how to use the internet. She explained: “I read about the courses in Havebury News and thought it would be useful to learn how to use email and search for information.

"Since taking part in the course I have now bought an iPad which I use to play games, music and browse the internet. It was an excellent course and was very useful.”

Karen Mayhew, Havebury chief executive, said: “Being able to use computers can open up a wealth of opportunity and knowledge for tenants.

"Learning how to browse the web can go a long way in gaining independence and accessing information with so many resources available online.

“We are firmly committed to providing as much training as possible for our tenants and these free computer courses are open to both beginners and those just looking to brush up on their skills.”

The course will also teach tenants how to use social networking sites, how to use the internet safely and how to use computers for digital photography.

Tenants of Havebury’s 6,000 homes in West Suffolk and parts of Cambridgeshire are invited to attend the courses on the first Thursday of each month.

They can also take advantage of internet-ready refurbished computers or laptops for under £200 through the Get Online @ Home scheme.

For more information on the upcoming sessions, or to book a place, visit www.havebury.com or call 0300 3300 900.

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