The HUGO bus will be in Belle Isle on Monday and Tuesday this week (10-11 February 2014) helping people to get online.
If you’re reading this you are probably fairly confident on the web, but perhaps you know someone who’s not online, or maybe you got a tablet for Christmas and aren’t sure to get the most out of it. Do you have an elderly relative who would benefit from contacting friends and family through Facebook?
Whatever your issues the HUGO bus is the place to start. It’s kitted out with computers and free wi-fi and there is a team of friendly geeks to answer your questions and show you to get going.
Leeds Federated Housing Association, working with Housing Leeds, BITMO and First Bus, has developed the HUGO project to help people who are getting left behind in the digital world. Whether is comparing the best deals, talking to relatives overseas, or applying for jobs more and more of our daily lives are conducted online.
Project Manager Sue Jennings said:
“One of the key areas of work for the HUGO project is getting out on the road. We had a vision to make the internet accessible to all communities and our team will be heading off on the road to start their journey across Leeds stopping off at a new location every day.
“We plan to inspire and engage people with what the internet can offer them. We will be heading to estates, streets, centres and older person schemes, providing support and signposting to local services.”
The HUGO bus and its team will be in Belle Isle on Monday and Tuesday starting at BITMOs GATE from 10am on Monday.
Come and find out what the fuss is about and you could win a fantastic digital camera or a tablet computer in the FREE prize draw.