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Discover the benefits of using computers, the internet, mobile phones and digital cameras at Age UK Brighton & Hove.

What is the Computer Centre?

The Computer Centre is a drop-in service where you can get a taste of different technology with the support of our team of volunteers. The Centre has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and is equipped with a range of modern and up-to-date facilities. 

Here are a few of the topics you can learn about:

  • How to use the internet
  • Send and receive emails
  • Learning to use a keyboard
  • Producing letters and other documents
  • Inserting pictures into documents
  • Access to useful materials such as budgeting spreadsheets
  • Researching family history
  • Digital photography
  • and more...

Who can come along?

The Centre is intended for those aged 50 and over. Come and join us and your time at the Centre will be both productive and enjoyable.

Where is it?

The Centre is located in a very accessible area of Brighton Seven Dials:

29-31 Prestonville Road, Brighton, BN1 3TJ

How much does it cost?

The Centre facilities provided are free. However, if you need to use extra services such as printing large documents, we may charge you. Otherwise, the best way of saying thank you is with a donation.

Who runs it?

The Centre is operated by our team of well-trained volunteers. They come from a wide range of backgrounds and all are experienced computer users themselves.

Although they are not teachers – nor do they know everything – they will be really pleased to share their knowledge and experience with you in a friendly and informal way.

The volunteers have varying levels of IT knowledge and we try to match the level of support to your particular needs from basic to more advanced.

Please note that our team cannot provide technical support or trouble shooting for your own equipment.

Is it accessible?

white older man looking at computer and guide book

The Centre has been designed to meet different criteria for differently able people. It is located on the first floor of the Age UK Brighton & Hove premises and has facilities for wheelchair access.

During hot summer days our premises are air-conditioned, during cold winter days we can always offer you a hot cup of tea.

At Age UK Brighton & Hove we are continuously trying to improve our services and facilities for benefit of our visitors.

Do I need to bring anything?

For protection of our system and our visitors’ information we will provide you with all necessary resources. You will not need to bring any storage devices such as disks or memory cards.