There are many positive reasons for older people to be computer and internet users. We can help them to learn.
A group of volunteers who are confident computer users are offering their time to tutor older people to use a computer and the internet. Many people who have already been taught are now enjoying using the internet for: keeping in touch with family and friends, shopping, researching family history, booking holidays, researching activities, editing and sharing photographs, and social network sites.
The training is carried out in the pupil’s home at mutually convenient times. The volunteers will help people who have little or no experience using a computer, and also those who just need a little help or are struggling with a particular program or function. If required, they will bring along a laptop and mobile internet device which the pupil can borrow for a few weeks. There is a small charge of £16 for four sessions.
The group also runs free weekly drop in sessions where you can chat, share ideas, get help and advice and even help others. These take place at:
Hartshorne Court, Burton Street, Dawley, Wednesdays 10am -12 noon
Oliver Court, Ladycroft, Wellington, Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm
Newport Cottage Care Centre, Wednesdays, 12 – 1pm
Please CONTACT US for more details about the above sessions and about one to one tuition.
If you are interested in volunteering as a tutor, please enquire by completing this form.
Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin – run a computer drop in session every Wednesday afternoon, 3 – 5pm at Brookside Central, Bembridge, TF3 1ND. It’s open to everyone, either take your own device or use one at the centre. Visit their website.
Telford & Wrekin Libraries – visit their What’s On page to see all up and coming IT sessions (amongst other things). You can book online or ask at their local library and staff will take a booking.
Visit Telford & Wrekin Libraries’ page for computer help links.