Online help scheme in Gorebridge has been extended

Computer mouse
Computer mouse

The Digital Hub at Gorebridge Library has been extended until August in a bid to help people entitled to Universal Credit get online.

The hub – which supports people to develop the skills and confidence to use computers and the internet – came into being thanks to the Scottish Government’s Welfare Reform Resilience Fund. With the introduction of Universal Credit new claimants have no choice but to apply online for Universal Credit.

The hub is a partnership between Midlothian Council, Midlothian Finance Inclusion Network (MFIN) and Volunteer Midlothian.

Midlothian Council’s Head of Customer and Housing Services, Kevin Anderson commended the enthusiasm and energy that the partnership has brought to Gorebridge Library.

He said: “This is just one example of the great support available throughout the country to help people get online. While we’ve been encouraging residents for some time to familiarise themselves with the virtual world, the introduction of Universal Credit has made it vital for many people.”

All Midlothian libraries can provide people with internet access, pop into your local library for more details.

The Gorebridge Hub holds drop-in sessions from 2–3.30pm every Monday, and group sessions every Friday from 10–11.30am.