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Trainers Pat and Traci with two iPad course students
Our trainers Pat and Traci with two iPad course attendees

Update on AUKB services

September 2020

Age UK Bristol is doing everything possible to support older people in Bristol during the coronavirus pandemic. In the early days of Covid-19 lockdown, we changed our services to provide support to people over the phone and with online activities and provided emergency help with shopping and prescription collection. We are now re-designing our services so we can support people to stay safe and well while Covid-19 is in the community.

Our office on Victoria Street and our Daytime Activities service at the Withywood Centre are currently closed to the public.

The range of support and services we can offer is likely to change often, based on the latest situation with the pandemic. To find out more about our current services, please call our Helpline on 0117 929 7537.

We are now working with over 30 partner organisations on the Support Hub for Older People. One phone call to our Helpline will put you in touch with all of the services offered by ourselves and our partners on the Support Hub. Together, we can help you with practical support, the chance to meet up by phone or online with others, activities and also emotional support. Visit the Support Hub webpage for more information.

We will re-open face-to-face services as soon as it is safe to do so. Please be patient in the meantime - the safety of all who use our services as well as our volunteers and staff is very important to us.

We will widely publicise and promote any new or re-opened services but in the meantime, please know that we are just a phone call away if you need us. We will always do everything possible to help you ourselves and where we aren’t able to, we will put you in touch with someone who can. Our aim remains to help make Bristol a wonderful place to grow older.
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Thank you for your support

Support Hub for Older People

A new Support Hub for older people and their families to cope with the impact of coronavirus [COVID-19] in Bristol.

Whether you are starting from scratch, coming for a refresh, or want to fill in the gaps - come and learn at a pace that suits you

Pat and Traci will be your guides on this low-tech, 2-hour Wednesday morning session, complete with refreshments and a warm welcome. There's no such thing as a stupid question - our iPad courses are for all ability levels! 

The main objectives of the course:

  • to increase your confidence in using and exploring your device;
  • to help you feel more connected with today’s technology;
  • to help you make your life more efficient;
  • to help you communicate in a variety of ways with those you care about.

Course Summary

  • message friends and family;
  • send and receive emails (including with attachments);
  • take, manage and organise photographs and videos;
  • locate places and people;
  • find information online;
  • set reminders;
  • set up special events and birthdays using the calendar;
  • set an alarm or timer, and check the time in different countries;
  • watch catch-up TV, play the radio, and download games;
  • configure the iPad interface to suit your needs;
  • take notes and create doodles;
  • create sound recordings;
  • download apps to do almost anything you could ever want!

Additionally, we always allocate time to answer questions that are specific to you and what you would like to learn. Our friendly volunteer trainers will go over everything in our course material as well as anything extra that you want to learn... all delivered with patience, a smile, and a cuppa! 


Each course consists of a 2-hour session a week, for 6 weeks, on Wednesday mornings. 

If you would like to book onto our next course get in touch today!

Who's it for

Our iPad courses are open to anyone over 55, of all abilities - whether you're a complete beginner, or would like to improve on existing skills!


Our iPad Courses are held at our central Bristol office on Victoria Street:

Age UK Bristol                         
Canningford House                 
38 Victoria Street                    
BS1 6BY       

Book your place now

Call us on: 0117 929 7537

Email us at: 

There is usually a waiting list for the courses but we will get you onto a course as soon as possible. If you have any questions about what we do please don't hesitate to call or email us using the details above.