BT Skills for tomorrow support for society

BT Skills for Tomorrow aims to give people the skills they need to flourish in the digital world. Due to the spread of the coronavirus, having these skills is more important than ever.

Large numbers of people are self-isolating or are confined to their homes. It is vital that people with low or no digital skills can keep in touch with family and friends and access health services. The spread of the coronavirus presents significant challenges to small businesses. Families with children at home from school need to get the best out of technology to help their children to learn and play. And many people need support as they work from home for the first time.

Working in partnership with leading digital skills organisations, we wanted to flag that BT Skills for Tomorrow has free resources and information to help people with each of these challenges: www.bt.com/skillsfortomorrow

Working with older and vulnerable people

Working with the Good Things Foundation, BT is supporting older and vulnerable people and those with low or no digitalskills to stay in contact with family and friends, to keep up to date, and to be healthy during the spread of the coronavirus.

Key information includes:

·         How to access GP services online – providing key information on how to find and register with your local GP surgery, apply for repeat prescriptions and look up health records online.

·         How to use the NHS website – outlining how to make the most of the NHS website to find advice and local health services like GPs and hospitals online.

·         Using public services online – how to understand what public services are available online, how use the GOV.UK government website and find local council services. This information can be found at: https://www.bt.com/skillsfortomorrow/daily-life/accessing-public-services.html

·         Video calling – learn how to use video calling to connect with family and friends https://www.learnmyway.com/courses/video-calling

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