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Online health information and advice on the move

Published Friday, 4th March 2016

Worcestershire's mobile library is getting out and about from Thursday 10 March, giving free online health information training.

Anybody wanting tips and guidance about how to access health related information online can just hop onto the bus, which carries six desktop computers, has full Wi-Fi and a broadband connection, and a dedicated digital connector on board.

The mobile library will be in local communities across Worcestershire on a number of dates throughout March and April. For full details, please see below.

Visitors on the bus will also be able to find out more about Your Life Your Choice; Worcestershire's website providing information and advice about adult social care and health services.  No booking is needed, just come armed with your questions and queries.

The mobile library, which is managed by the Libraries and Learning Service has been chosen by Public Health 'Healthy Communities' team and Rooftop Housing Group, Bromsgrove District Housing Trust, Fortis Living, Vestia Community Trust and Redditch Borough Council who are running the sessions as it provides a perfect solution for taking digital learning out into the community.

Cllr Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Localism and Communities, said: "The mobile library is a superb mobile resource with such a wide range of potential functions.  It's great to know that it is being utilised by health colleagues to provide such important online support and to spread the word about our new Your Life Your Choice website."

Cllr Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Health and Well Being said: "Online resources are a fantastic way for people to maintain their health while easing pressure on vital NHS services. These sessions are designed to help people who have perhaps struggled to make full use of the online resources available to them, and for those who wish to further their knowledge."

For more information please contact Andy Boote aboote@worcestershire.gov.uk