RESIDENT David Madeley is getting the latest help from Bury Library’s computer centre in his search for work.

He has been using the library service’s Universal Skills database to receive advice on how to look for jobs and apply for them online, and on how to put together a CV and covering letter.

David, aged 59, from Bury, admits to having poor literacy skills and said the “read aloud” feature of the database helps him.

He said: “I feel more able and confident than being in a class as I can work at my own pace. I can go over the topics as many times as I like.”

The Universal Skills database is accessible from all Bury Council’s libraries and from home for library members via It covers guidance on Universal Jobmatch and Universal Credits as well as help with basic computer skills.

For more information: call Bury Library on 0161 253 7089.