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Libraries offer digital help for job seekers

Libraries offer digital help for job seekers

Digital Tablet

Somerset Libraries are kicking off National Libraries Week with an innovative new scheme. From Monday 5 October iPads will be available to job seekers looking for an extra bit of help in their quest for employment.
The free iPad Loan Scheme from Somerset County Council is designed to help people looking for a new job or career but who may not have the IT skills or equipment they need.
Members of Somerset Libraries can borrow a device for up to six weeks free of charge from Bridgwater, Chard, Minehead, Shepton Mallet or Taunton libraries.
Councillor David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet member for Economic Development, Planning and Community Infrastructure, said: “It’s vital that in these difficult times we do all that we can to support our residents. This scheme will help people looking for work by providing user-friendly tablets with the information they need at their fingertips.
“It will really make a difference and I hope people will register their interest to take up the offer.”

The tablets are pre-loaded with links, information and support for anyone in Somerset currently looking for employment, or who think they may need to be looking soon. The iPads are data-enabled, meaning people do not need to have internet access at home to use them.

There’s a simple step-by-step ‘How to Use’ video on using the iPad and information including how to develop an effective CV, tips for successful interviews, how to search for local jobs and some useful health and wellbeing information and links.

Additional free one-to-one support is available from the Positive People Programme, including a 24/7 helpline, digital support, virtual job clubs and workshops.

Becoming a member of Somerset Libraries is free and easy to do – visit https://www.somerset.gov.uk/libraries-leisure-and-communities/libraries/libraries-services/library-membership/ for more information. 
More information on the iPad Loan Scheme and registration details can be found here: https://glassboxtaunton.co.uk/tablet-loaning-information/
Customers are asked to be mindful of current COVID-19 guidance when visiting the library, including the need to wear a face covering and participate in Track-and-Trace requirements. Further details can be found on the Somerset Libraries website – www.somersetlibraries.co.uk

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Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

Your organisation and contact details

What happens next....
Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
Burnham & Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes of contacting you about this grant. The Council’s privacy notice can be found here.

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