Published: May 18, 2009
Burnham Youth Centre welcomes visit by government technology boss

The boss of the government's UK Online initiative visited Burnham-On-Sea's Youth Centre to see its technology clinic last week.

During a tour of the South West's UK Online centres, Helen Milner, Managing Director of UK online centres, discussed the government's strategy with Paula Longdon from Skills Quest and BAY Centre volunteers.

Helen Milner, Managing Director of UK online centres, said: "My grand tour of South West UK online centres kicked off at The Engine Room and Hamp Centre in Bridgwater and the next day moved onto The Bay Centre in Burnham-On-Sea, plus an outreach session at a Clevedon Methodist Church run by Weston College. It was fantastic to meet visitors and staff and see how technology is transforming life for different people in different ways."

"Getting out and about isn’t just one of my favourite bits of the job, it’s one of the most important too. It’s only by keeping up to date with what’s going on for real people and real centres that I can represent their needs and views at a national level. All of these centres are great resources for their different communities, and together they’re helping to make the wider UK online centres’ network a great resource for the country as a whole."

BAY Centre voluntary co-ordinator Mike Lang said: "Coming so close to the national Silver Surfers day, Helen’s visit was a great morale booster. We have only been a UK online centre since the beginning of April, and rely greatly on volunteer help and sponsorship."

Helen Milner is standing behind voluntary co-ordinator Mike Lang in the photo with technology student Jackie Skinner and voluntary staff member Iris Minchin


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