Dudley Libraries Customer Inspired by Computer Course
Dave, a Dudley Libraries customer, found new ways to connect with learning through computer courses at his library.
Dave suffered a heart attack shortly after being made redundant from his long-term job. He quickly became depressed by the sudden combination of poor health and unemployment.
Dave’s life in Tipton in the Black Country (Dudley, West Midlands) seemed to be at an all time low until a friend suggested he re-train at the local college by trying the Learn Direct Courses they offered. Not keen to “go back to the classroom” Dave found that he could do the same course at his local library.
“Computers Don’t Bite” turned out to be the first of many that Dave would study at his local library. His story didn’t end there. He is now working with a doctor at the local hospital, writing a book based on other people’s stories of recuperating from illness thanks to their animals. He has learnt to build a website to devote to his beloved owl and he last year attended several other branches of Dudley Libraries telling his story.
Dave is a real character, an inspiration to everyone on how your life can be turned around, and is really keen to tell others his story.