Digital Drop-ins & Free Data

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We have recently teamed up with the Digital Employment Skills Team at Bolton Council to run the NHS App promotion events but did you know that they run regular digital drop-ins for Bolton residents in the local libraries?

If patients need support with their laptop, tablet or smartphone they can call into a ‘Tea and T’internet’ digital drop in, enjoy a hot drink and chat to the council staff. There’s a drop in at Central Library each week and the listed libraries below once a month. There’s no need to book, anyone can just call in.

LocationDate and Time
Central LibraryEvery Thursday 2pm-4pm
Farnworth LibraryThird Monday of the month 2pm-4pm
Harwood LibrarySecond Tuesday of the month 2pm-4pm
Horwich LibraryLast Monday of the month 2pm-4pm
Little Lever LibraryLast Thursday of the month 2pm-4pm

The council also offer help with the cost of getting online by offering free access to computers and free Wi-Fi as well as offering free 20GB data/calls and texts SIM via the National Databank (eligibility criteria applies) and social tariffs which are cheaper broadband and phone packages for those on low incomes. Alternatively if residents do not have access to the internet at home, they may be able to borrow a device and get data from the Bolton Digital Lending Library for free.

For more information email or call 01204 332853.  To find out more about the range of digital support available in Bolton download their new support guide here – Download the guide to Digital Support in Bolton