Try one thing online – a week of events

Get Online Week takes place from 15-21 October, with many free events available to residents to help them get the most out of the internet. 

The national campaign encourages people to “See how it feels when you Try 1 Thing” - using the internet to do just one thing that is normally done in a shop or bank, in a doctor’s or chemist, or even over the phone. With many services available online, from ordering groceries, paying bills to speaking to family and friends on a video call, the week encourages everyone to get online.

Free events are being held at the Douglas Brunton Centre and Dayspace in Caterham and at Tandridge Voluntary Action and Oxted Library in Oxted.  In addition, AbilityNet offers free home visits to disabled and older people to go through computer basics, while Learn My Way offers free online courses for beginners from browsing the web to ordering shopping online and online safety.

Councillor Martin Fisher, Leader of the Council, said: “Getting the most out of the internet doesn’t have to be scary. Many people can send e-mail, use Facebook or read the news on their phone, tablet or computer, but there is so much you can do which can make your life easier. Doing just one new thing online is all you need to do to get started – please go along to one of the events in the area and we and our partners will help you do just that!”

For details of all the events taking place, visit

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