Digital Champions - IT Support
- Location: Age UK Gloucestershire
- Price: Free
Age UK Gloucestershire
Henley House, Barnett Way
Sometimes knowing where to start with technology can be daunting. Our Digital Champion Volunteers can help you embrace all things digital, safely and with confidence.
How our Digital Champions could help you or a loved one
Our Digital Champions project aims to motivate and inspire you to get online, offering you support to engage safely and securely in the digital world. Volunteer Digital Champions will offer in depth and bespoke one-to-one support to help you develop your digital skills and confidence.
Our Digital Champion volunteers can help you get friendly with your laptop, iPad or Smartphone so you can operate it confidently and safely, we can even loan you a Tablet so you can practice in your own home and at your own pace. Support can be provided over the phone, online, or at one of our community hubs by prearranged appointment. We can offer a home visit to help you set up a device and connect to the internet if needed.
Our friendly volunteers will patiently guide you through learning what you want to know more about and how to make the most of your device. Building your IT confidence and learning how to use your device can enable you to more easily keep in touch with family and friends, as well as connect with new people, such as our online Gloucestershire Springboard Facebook Group.
How to access Digital Support
Our Digital Champion Volunteers are based in the community, at easily-accessible locations. They are often attached to social groups, so you can have a cup of tea, and meet new people at the same time.
They are regularly available at the following locations:
Tuesday 11:00am - 12:00 noon Gloucester Central Library
Tuesday 1:30pm - 3:00pm Brockworth Community Centre
Wednesday 10:30am - 12:00 noon Black Bear Public House, Tewkesbury
Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00 noon Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham
Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:30pm Churchdown Library
Thursday 10:30am - 12:00 noon Tank Public House, Gloucester Quays
Friday 10:30am - 12:00 noon Longlevens Community Centre
☎ - Please contact Jane on 07511 223995 or JDavies@ageukgloucestershire.org.uk to find out more and book your first appointment.
Jane will be happy to chat to you to find out more about the help you need, and discuss the next steps.
Digital Champions support is provided free of charge to digitally excluded older people living in Gloucestershire. We would love to help as many people as possible even if you are unsure about the help you need, please get in touch.
Using your new Digital Skills
Why not join our Facebook Group using your new digital skills. Our Digital Champions will be happy to show you how to access social media safely.