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Fun sessions help SARH customers get online

CUSTOMERS living at two Stafford and Rural Homes Independent Living Schemes have logged on to take part in free sessions encouraging more people to get online.

SARH invited customers at Jubilee Court and Marston Court, in Stafford, to try some fun ‘I’m online’ sessions on Thursday, October 17, as part of National Get Online week – held from October 14-20.

Customers from Jubilee Court used Skype to play a game of on-line scrabble with customers at Marston Court and SARH Chief Executive Karen Armitage also used Skype to speak to customers attending the events at both sites.

“I am fascinated with all the kit and was really impressed that Karen Armitage could actually see us all and the room over Skype,” said Colin Galliers, a SARH customer who took part in the sessions.

SARH staff and Customer Board members took iPads to show ways of using the internet to communicate and find out information and Claire Lynch, SARH Money Advisor, showed customers how they could save money by shopping online.

“With Christmas coming up it was good to be able to show our customers how much money you can save on items by comparing prices on-line,” said Claire.

Customers also swapped tips and hints about the ‘best deals’ they have found recently on-line.

“Everyone can benefit from getting online and SARH is keen to do all it can to help customers use the internet. We hope these fun sessions encouraged more SARH customers to get on-line,” said Karen Armitage, Chief Executive of SARH.

To find out more information about Get-Online Week visit www.getonlineweek.com.

SARH customers can also find out more details about how to get online customers by contacting the Community Involvement Team on 0800 111 4554 or email cp@sarh.co.uk.

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