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Stay connected with Age UK Camden. Read our short and easy guides as we take you through getting to grips with the basics online. 

Despite the wide popularity of the internet and ‘smart devices’, the thought of getting online can seem daunting - but it doesn’t have to be!

Our trained team are here to help you if would like to learn the basics of your new gadget (phone, PC, laptop, tablet), how to shop online, how to set up an email account or even how to download your favourite games. We run one-to-one gadget support or drop-in sessions to help you enhance your skills and unlock your digital potential.

  • One-to-one Gadget Clinics

    The sessions will take place on Monday afternoons from our Leather Lane charity shop and will be a dedicated time to learn or enhance your digital skills, supported by a volunteer tutor. These sessions provide the perfect opportunity to help you learn about your new gadget or how to get online. Sign-up to a Gadget Clinic today!

    If you're interested in this service, please contact Jake Preston on:

  • Tech Loan Scheme

    We are now offering a FREE 'try before you buy' service, where by you can loan a tablet, e-reader and internet access for three months and test it before before you commit to spending money on a device. You can also then book a one-to-one gadget session with the team to learn the basics of the loan device, or any other tech question that you may have.

    If you have a piece of tech in mind that you would like to try out, please contact Jake Preston on:

Help our community stay connected

25% of older people in London are living in poverty, which is the highest borough in the UK. Help us to develop a Tech Library of tablets, kindles, home devices and fun technology that older people in the borough can borrow and stay connected in their community and with their loved ones.

Multimedia Mondays

In collaboration with Samsung KX, we've been providing weekly digital workshops - Multimedia Mondays - which give older people in Camden the opportunity to learn new skills and find new ways of using technology in everyday life. These free workshops take place every Monday (as the name suggests) and includes sessions on a range of subjects, including:

  • Scam and fraud awareness
  • Online virtual exercise classes
  • Language classes
  • Meditation for beginners

We welcome you to the Samsung KX store in Coal Drops Yard, where the below sessions are free to attened. If you wish to come along to our free sessions, please email Jake.Preston@ageukcamden.org.uk or call: 020 7239 0400

1.Still Life workshops 

Our Multimedia Monday’s supported by Samsung KX will host a series of four Digital Drawing workshops. Each workshop you will learn to use a different tool/technique (on the Pen Up app) and have the change to work on your still life drawing at the end of each session.  By the end of the 4 weeks, you will have created a masterpiece that will be shown on the 10m wide screen so you can see each other’s work. All workshops will be running 10.30am - 11.30am.

  • August 23rd: Pen up basics 
  • September 6th:  Creating shapes 
  • September 13th: Blind sketching
  • September 27th: Still Life Masterpiece Creation

2. Age UK Camden x Baringa Gadget Clinic 

An opportunity to have an hour with a skilled volunteer to help you with any technological problems or areas of interest. The event will be running on Friday 3rd September: and there are two slot times for this event:

  • 9.30am - 10.30am
  • 11am - 12pm

Please keep checking our website for more Multimedia Monday events in 2021. Alternatively, subscribe to our mailing list to receive the latest news direct to your inbox.

What is Zoom? 

Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service. It's free for personal use and can be used on compatible tablets, smartphones and laptops. If you have a smartphone or tablet, you can download the Zoom app using the below links. 

Google Play Store  

Apple App Store 

If you'd prefer not to use Zoom, then you can join the Zoom call by telephone. Just call the telephone number labelled 'Phone into the Zoom' under the event you'd like to attend.

If you'd like help using Zoom so that you can keep in touch with family and friends, email: jake.preston@ageukcamden.org.uk or call 020 7239 0400 and we can book you in. 

Download our digital inclusion leaflet.