Our third campaign took place in March 2012 with the aim to inspire and encourage people to access government services online.
Together with our partners UK Online Centres, Jobcentre Plus and NHS Choices we encouraged those who do not yet know about the array of online information, support and services to give the internet a go at a local event. Below a set of resources collected during this campaign but can be used at any time.
If someone you know is missing out on the internet, they’re missing out on loads of ways to make their life easier and more enjoyable.
Tools for jobseekers
Know someone who is looking for a job?
•Try the Jobhunting online or Jobs and interviews courses in the Learn more section of Go ON
•Take a look at this great video on how to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance online.
•Find some top tips for jobseeking on Directgov with this handy video
•Watch this short video about the Directov Benefits Adviser Service on Directgov, which will help your learners find out about the benefits, pensions and credits your learners might be entitled to.
Handy pensions tools
Know anyone who is approaching pension age and looking for more information about what’s available, why not show them the following resources:
•Try the Using Public services online course in the Learn more section of Go ON. Here you’ll be able to find out about how to use Directgov to search for information, and the benefits of using online public services.
•Try the state pension age calculator to find out about changes to pension age and when your learners can get their state pension.
•Calculate how much state pension your learners could get with the State pension profiler
•Find out about the pension credit your learners are entitled to with the Pension credit calculator.
•Watch this short video about the Directov Benefits Adviser, which will help your learners find out about the benefits, pensions and credits your learners might be entitled to.
Your health toolkit
Anyone looking for health information and advice online?
•Try the Public Services course in Online basics on the Go ON website, where they can find some handy advice on using the NHS Choices website and finding health information.
•Visit the NHS Choices website where your learners can find health information and advice, as well as searching for health services in the local area.
•You can also visit the NHS Choices training website for help navigating and using the NHS Choices site. You will need to create a log in to use this site.
•Find health advice and information at Boots WebMD