Go ON Chorley, a campaign aimed at increasing the basic online skills of people and organisations across Chorley, will be launched on 27 February 2017 at Chorley Library.

Volunteers and a variety of organisations will be present at the public launch event, which will take place from 10.30am to 12noon, to help people start to get to grips with the online world.

Lancashire County Council, Go ON Lancashire, Chorley Council and NHSEngland have come together to address the level of basic digital skills across the borough through a pilot programme.

The programme will see public, private and voluntary sector organisations working together to help boost the digital skills of people across the borough.

Further events are planned throughout March all over the borough in association with The Good Things Foundation 'Be Online' Week.

The events will be advertised locally within partner venues, through the Go ON Chorley website and social media channels.

Jennifer Mein, Leader of Lancashire County Council, said: "There are 120,000 adults in Lancashire who have never been online and are missing out on vital services and opportunities. We are committed to helping these people develop their digital skills. This pilot programme in Chorley will help us develop a blueprint which can be scaled across Lancashire."

Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council, said; "I'm delighted to be able to support this launch and pilot programme to share our experiences of helping boost the basic online skills of citizens across the borough.

"Having basic online skills is increasingly important in every aspect of our lives, from job opportunities and education, to accessing services and entertainment. We are committed to working with partner organisations to ensure that as many people as possible can benefit from those skills."