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Brereton Court receives £10,000 to help older people get online

Posted 27 February 2017   |   By Nicola Poulter

Brereton Court Residents Association are celebrating following the launch of their Confused About Computers project on Wednesday 22 February.

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund and delivered in partnership with Stockport Homes and the Startpoint Partnership, the project will help residents aged over 55 by increasing their confidence online, improving self-esteem and reducing social isolation by holding regular sessions across four locations in Stockport.

Residents enjoyed a brew and some nibbles whilst having a taster of some of the sessions on offer including an online quiz, searching on YouTube for top tunes and learning how to keep in touch with friends and relatives using Skype.

Eric Payne, Chair of Brereton Court Residents Association said:

The funding we have received from the Big Lottery Fund is fantastic. The launch event was a big success and we can’t wait for the sessions to start. The funding will also be used to deliver computer sessions for older people at three other locations across Stockport.

Robin Burman, Chair of Stockport Homes’ Board said:

We are delighted to be working with Brereton Court Residents Association to help them deliver this exciting project. With the help of the Big Lottery Fund a series of ‘Confused about computers’ sessions will be delivered by Startpoint to over 55s in Stockport, so they can learn how to get online in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
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The weekly ‘Confused about computers’ sessions start at Brereton Court on Thursday 2nd March. For more information or to book a place on the sessions, please contact the Customer and Community Engagement Team on 0161 474 2862 or email

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