COMMUNITY and voluntary groups are being asked to bid for computers which are surplus to the city council’s needs.
A total of 300 reconditioned personal computers are on offer. Funding from the Mayoral Development Fund was made available to refresh the computers.
They will be used specifically to deliver projects whichwill build the skills, knowledge and capacity – in areas such as computer skills, budgeting, job seeking and CV writing – of local and vulnerable residents in the city to improve their quality of life
The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: “We want to make sure that no-one in our city has their life chances reduced because they are excluded from access to a computer. Many of us take our PC use for granted but for some of our vulnerable residents it’s a luxury they cannot afford.
“The best way we can make sure that as many people as possible can have access is for those community and voluntary groups which help people improve their skills to be given more help so we are making these computers available to them.”