Books donation helps Swanswell clients improve IT skills
13 August 2013
More than 100 computer guides have been donated to Swanswell to help people affected by substance misuse improve their IT skills and support career development.
They were given to the national recovery charity, which wants to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use, by Warwickshire-based publisher In Easy Steps Ltd, who produce a range of ‘how-to’ computer books that are sold worldwide.
Swanswell will be making the books – such as Laptops in easy steps, Internet for Seniors, and Computer basics in easy steps – available to people accessing its job clubs, service user groups, Supporting People services and the Independent Living Service.
Debbie Bannigan, Swanswell’s Chief Executive, said: ‘We’re really grateful to In Easy Steps Ltd for their generous donation of books that will really make a difference to people using our services.
‘We will use the guides in our jobs clubs, Supporting People services and Independent Living Service, to help people improve their IT skills and build their CVs, which will go a long way to improving employment chances or furthering their careers.
‘We’re sure these books will be well received and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at In Easy Steps Ltd for sending them to us.’
Sevanti Kotecha, Director of In Easy Steps Ltd, said: ‘I’m pleased to be able to contribute our popular ‘In Easy Steps’ guides to Swanswell to help clients build their computer skills to help accelerate their path towards recovery.
‘In Easy Steps books are easy-to-follow and provide step-by-step instructions that make learning easy. This proven approach is designed to encourage people to learn various aspects of computing and professional skills by expanding their knowledge.’