Havering disabled group helps people get online

Havering Association for People with Disabilities (HAD) showed people the advantage of being online during an open day.

The group invited people with disabilities to its Surf Your Way Through Summer session, a day of events teaching people how to get the best out of the internet.

In one of her final duties as Havering Mayor, Cllr Pam Light was at the centre in Woodhall Crescent, Hornchurch, to learn internet basics and play online games.

Staff at HAD showed visitors how to use the web to get discounts on days out and to communicate with politicians.

Sharron Peel, HAD chief executive, said: “We’ve designed Surf Your Way Through Summer to help people learn a new skill by getting online – and make new friends and have fun at the same time. So many things are available online now, from government services and jobs, to savings on your utility bills. If you’re not online, you really are missing out.”

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