The Bridge centre in Clubmoor has become the latest of Liverpool’s digital hubs, launching at an event in November. The centre, which is at the heart of the Norris Green community in North Liverpool, has recently re-opened offering events throughout the day and classes, run by a dedicated group of volunteers led by Su Carson with a wish to make a difference by bringing the community together.
The computers have been provided by the TUC unionlearn’s ‘DALLAS’ (health) funding, part of a project opening over 50 digital hubs in Liverpool area, and organised by the Liverpool City UNISON branch ULF- funded project led by Donna Lomax, who paid tribute to the centre’s work:
“This is a great place for people to go, brush up on their skills and get online. As things become more digital, being online is essential. The centre is doing great things in the community already and we’re hoping to support that in the future.”
TUC unionlearn’s Senior Union Support Officer Laura Robertson-Collins attended, with Liverpool Cabinet Member for Employment and Skills, Cllr Nick Small.
Cllr Small was impressed with what he saw:
“The Bridge is a great community centre providing support for local people in an area facing serious challenges, and the digital hub is a fantastic addition to this offer. Digital inclusion is integral to the city’s employment and skills agenda“
Laura Robertson-Collins from the TUC, who chairs the ‘Go ON its Liverpool’ partnership, the city’s cross-sector campaign for digital inclusion, added:
“The digital hub at ‘the Bridge Centre’ brings access to digital skills and training right into the heart of the community, and means Trade Unions supporting such work beyond workplaces. The UNISON Schools project works with people in an area facing multiple disadvantages. It’s a great example of partnership between unions, the Council and a community organisation”