Vulnerable children and young people in York to receive laptops

3,000 Newcastle families to get free laptops and internet access ...

Over 450 children and young people across the city will have access to their own laptops this summer, as part of a national scheme to help vulnerable young people during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The laptops will be distributed by children’s social workers to children and young people they’re working with who don’t currently have internet access, as well as recent care leavers.

Several Councils been given laptops to distribute under a government programme covering children with a social worker, those who are leaving the care system, and Year 10 students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

It is understood that the move is aimed a ensuring that no child falls behind with their home work as a result of COVID restrictions.

The Council has yet to confirm that the equipment will remain the property of the local authority or what maintenance and insurance arrangements have been put in place.

What’s on: Personalise your laptop

Fri 6 Nov for 5 weeks

Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Acomb Explore Library
Cost: Full fee £55 but concessions available

Personalise Your Laptop  Windows 7 8 And 10Learn how to get to grips with your laptop and adjust settings that will help you to use it to the full!

How to make sure it is secure using the Internet, understand how to use folders and where to put files and change the way your mouse works.

The course covers Windows 7, 8 and 10

Great for those who are wanting to know more about their laptop.

You must bring your own laptop, fully charged and a notepad and pen for taking notes.

Click here to book.

NHS health on line at Acomb Explore Library tomorrow (Tuesday)

York libraries help residents to find NHS information online

Acomb Explore Library

Acomb Explore Library


City of York Council is running a series of NHS Health Online Sessions at libraries in Acomb, Tang Hall and Clifton throughout December.

The sessions are ideal for those new to using computers and aim to help York residents become more computer literate in an increasingly online world.

Free sessions take place in small groups as follows:

· Monday 9 December, Tang Hall Library, 5.30pm and 6.30pm

· Tuesday 10 December, Acomb Explore, 2pm and 3pm

· Monday 16 December, Clifton Library, 10am and 11am