A CHARITY has teamed up with Google to give homeless people the opportunity to develop their digital skills.

Google's double decker bus is due to pull into Emmaus Mossley to provide free coaching and advice on how to use the web, stay safe online, create a CV, use social media, develop a brand and more.

Free workshops will be delivered to people of all ages from the Google Digital Garage bus which will be parked up at Emmaus between 9am and 4.30pm on Wednesday, March 21.

Alison Hill, director of Emmaus Mossley, said: "We’re very excited to welcome the Google Digital Garage bus to our Longlands Mill base in Mossley.

"The Digital Garage is a place where anyone can come and learn how to harness the power of the internet to grow their business, learn more about the internet, or develop new vocational skills.

"I’m sure this free support offered by Google will be extremely useful to individuals, local businesses and groups within in our community."

The initiative is part of Google's efforts to help 100,000 people across the UK to find a job or develop in their career through digital skills training, over the next three years.

Ronan Harris, managing director of Google UK and Ireland said, "We’ve opened Google Digital Garages across the country, offering free digital skills training to all local people and businesses - from entrepreneurs, to students, to retirees.

"Now, we're excited to take that training on the road to reach people who can't always come into the city centres and make sure everyone can share in the opportunities technology brings."

For more information visit https://events.withgoogle.com/digital-garage-manchester/new-bus-tour/.