Tamsin Hodge Product Owner and STEM Ambassador volunteers lead at the UK Hydrographic Office will be officially opening this new project.
Almost one in three young people with a learning disability spend less than one hour outside their home on a typical Saturday (Mencap, 2016). Recent research from Scope has also uncovered that a shocking 85% of young disabled adults from the 18-34 year old age group feel lonely.
The pop Up Hub is a collaboration between St Mary’s Church and Alex Roland from Your IT Now aimed at helping people with Learning Disabilities gain valuable digital skills to help them get more from life. Alex will be on hand to help people with any questions they may have around using or setting up Smartphones, tablets, laptops or other devices and will be able to advise and help people learn to use the internet and social media safely .
Alex says “ For many people with Learning Disabilities the ability to use the internet and social media can be life changing , enabling them to become more involved with friends, family and their local communities , sometimes though it can also be a scary place if you are not sure how to use it safely . I hope this pop up hub will help address that and give them valuable safety skills”. The hub will run weekly from St Mary’s Church between 12 and 2pm