The Grundy Centre, an older people’s facility in Bury, held an IT drop in session recently for staff; Learning Organiser Steve Swift and branch Education Officer Roger Pakeman joined UNISON ULR Jean Foster and ULR Sarah Tattersall with iPads to take staff through using a tablet and accessing the net.
Staff enjoyed a busy, focused session during which they had a go at using some of the tablets from North West LAOS team and completed a survey for more learning with the council. Some members asked for a further session closer to where they live after work and Steve has agreed to facilitate this.
Jean said about the session; “There’s a real need for digital inclusion work among care staff for older people, particularly as they will soon be accessing their wage slips online. It’s great that UNISON could come here to be on hand to help and to provide tablets for us to use, and Sarah is a great supporter from the council. I know the staff enjoyed it and found it useful and as this service is my work area, I want to do a lot more drop ins.”
A much needed session which was very much enjoyed; there are plans to roll out the session to other centres in the new year.