Sopra Steria volunteering at Gloucestershire libraries to help citizens access information online

  14 February, 2017: Sopra Steria, Gloucestershire County Council’s IT Transformation Partner, will be helping Gloucestershire residents learn new IT skills by offering help and advice at Bishop’s Cleeve library in February and March. Our volunteers, from the team that runs the Council’s IT service, will help people learn how to get online, use email, communicate with friends and family, and keep safe on the internet.

Sopra Steria is committed to promoting digital inclusion in Gloucestershire – helping to ensure everyone has access to digital technologies, and the skills and confidence they need to use them, regardless of location, age, or socio-economic status. This initiative is part of our sustainability and social value programme for the Council, which is designed to contribute to economic, social and environmental improvement in Gloucestershire.

Says Jane Everiss, Head of Library Services, Gloucestershire County Council:"We are delighted to be working with Sopra Steria who are providing volunteers to help customers in our libraries understand how to access information online. This help and advice will be invaluable in enabling people use their tablets to access both library and wider council services from the comfort of their own homes or via library Wi-Fi. This will allow them greater flexibility over how they use our services and will give them the confidence to explore the digital world."

Discover more about the work Sopra Steria does to make a positive difference for communities and our experience delivering services to Gloucestershire County Council.