More than 100 computer guides have been given to Swanswell to help people with drink or drug problems to improve their IT skills and support career development.
Swanswell, which wants to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use, received the donation from Warwickshire-based publisher In Easy Steps Ltd, who produce a range of ‘how-to’ computer books that are sold worldwide.
Swanswell will be making some of the books – such as Laptops For Seniors, Internet for Seniors, and Computer Basics in Easy Steps, available to people accessing its services in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Books will be distributed through the charity’s Independent Living Service in the region, which helps people affected by substance misuse with a range of issues such as housing and debts.
Swanswell’s Russell Johnson 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 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.”
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.”