Wi-Fi Wednesdays comes to Houghton-le-Spring!

Wi-Fi Wednesdays comes to Houghton-le-Spring!

Wifi Wednesdays banner

At popular drop-in centre, Space4 in Houghton-le-Spring, Jorgie, a volunteer trainer says: “We are excited to be launching Wi-Fi Wednesdays at Space4. Every Wednesday we will be open between 12noon and 1pm to help you with any query about using the internet and technology. We know how frustrating it is to not have someone to just show you how to use technology, be it a laptop, smartphone or tablet like an iPad – we’re here to help. We can help you get an email address, help you if you’ve lost a password, show you how to use Facebook or to download an app. Someone we helped said that she felt like she ‘had wings’ after been shown how to skype and email her family abroad. Learning how to use technology can really give you a new lease of life and connect you with people all around the world.”

As part of Wi-Fi Wednesdays Space4 will be running a series of free courses through the year including: Internet Safety, A Guide to Facebook, Fun with Photos, Family History and more.

You don’t need to have a computer or have any prior knowledge to attend (you can use one of ours) but feel free to bring your own laptop, smartphone or tablet with you.

The first course will be Internet Safety and will start on Wednesday 28th February at 10.00am-12noon at Space4 (under Houghton Library on Newbottle Street).

The course will be a free, fun and friendly guide to staying safe online:

28th February Week 1: Basic introduction to Internet Safety

7th March Week 2: Email and Passwords

14th March Week 3: Social Media safety

21st March Week 4: Online shopping and banking

Ring 0191 512 0676, email jorgiespace4@gmail.com, drop-in to Space4 or send us a message on Facebook to book your place. Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Internet Safety poster

Notes for Editors

Space4 is a community project run by people from St Michael and All Angels Church and local volunteers that offers a safe space 5 days a week with one to one support, discreet groups, and community activities aiming to enable people to navigate life’s challenges for themselves.

Find us on the ground floor of Houghton Library, 74, Newbottle Street, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 4GB.

https://space4hls.org/ Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HoughtonSpace4/

Get online with Get Online Week at Space4!

Get online with Get Online Week!


Get Online Week is coming back to Space4 in Houghton-le-Spring from 17th – 21st October. Co-ordinator Bryony Taylor said “the 2016 campaign is the tenth Get Online Week, last time we ran it in Houghton one woman said that she felt like she ‘had wings’ after been shown how to skype and email her family abroad”. Whether you’re looking for help making better use of the internet to find work or save money, or if you’d like support getting a friend or family member online, go down to Space4, on the ground floor of Houghton Library and you’ll be given a helping hand. The team can always help you to get online during normal opening hours (10am-2pm, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri) but in Get Online Week Space4 is running these special sessions:

Monday 16th October: 11am-12noon Getting the most from your Tablet or Smartphone

Bring your tablet, ipad, iphone or smartphone along with you and we’ll give you some hints and tips on taking and saving photos, sharing them on Facebook and email and much more!

Friday 21st October: 11am-12noon Get an email address and learn to use email

These days you need an email address for a lot of things – come along to this free session and get your own email address and learn how to use email. No need to bring a computer – you can use ours.

If you can’t make these dates but would still like some help please ring Space4 on 0191 5120676 to book an appointment.