Housing group helps residents into the digital age with class

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A housing association has trained more than 10 of its residents to build computers.

Hyde Group helped 15 people in Gosport build a computer as part of its Switched On scheme. And it wasn’t just for young people, with ages ranging from 25 to 92.

Local IT social enterprise RISE provided the tutors and helped each person build a fully working computer from recycled parts of older machines.

It means they’ve now honed their digital skills, which Hyde hopes will tackle social isolation.

John Didymus, 80, told his family about the course.

He said: ‘They laughed and said: “but you don’t know a monitor from a mouse or a memory stick from a mother board”.’

For more see hyde-housing.co.uk