There are many positive reasons for older people to be computer and internet users. We can help you to learn.
A group of volunteers who are confident computer users are offering their time to tutor 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, filling in forms, finding the best energy and insurance deals, researching activities, editing and sharing photographs, and social network sites. The list is endless.
The training takes place at free weekly drop in sessions where volunteers help people who have little or no experience, and also those who just need a little help or are struggling with using a new device, a particular programme or function.
You can chat, share ideas, get help and advice and even help others and you can bring along your own laptop, tablet or smartphone or use equipment provided.
The drop in sessions take place at:
Hub on the Hill, Southgate, Sutton Hill, TF7 4HG, Mondays 2pm – 4pm
Hartshorne Court, Burton Street, Dawley, TF4 2BY, Wednesdays 10am -12 noon (Closed until further notice)
Oliver Court, Ladycroft, Wellington, TF1 3BU, Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm
Newport Cottage Care Centre, Upper Bar, Newport, TF10 7EH, Wednesdays, 12 – 1pm
No need to book, just drop in, but please CONTACT US for more information.
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.