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Digital Skills Support
Digital technology continues to transform our lives. Being online can help save you time and money, keep in contact with loved ones, and access information and services that are important to you.

Whether you’re completely new to technology or would just like to improve skills in a specific area, our dedicated staff and volunteers are here to help you. 

Our enthusiastic Digital Champions can offer one-to-one support to help you to develop the confidence, knowledge and skills you need to make navigating the online world a safe and enjoyable experience. We offer flexible sessions based on what you would like to learn, at a pace that suits you. We also offer a free tablet loan scheme, for those who don’t have their own device or internet connection but would like to try it out. 

Here are just some of the things we can help you with:

  • How to use mobile phones, tablets and laptops
  • How to use social media like Facebook, Twitter etc.
  • How to make video calls (Zoom, Skype etc.)
  • How to shop and make purchases online
  • How to use search engines to access information
  • How to play music and watch videos

For more information or to book a FREE session, call us on 01227 749570 or email reception@ageukhbw.org.uk.

Tablet Loan Scheme
If you would like to get online but don’t have your own device, we offer a free tablet loan
scheme that enables you to try out equipment before deciding whether to purchase
your own. Loans are available for up to 8 weeks and you can access this service
alongside support form one of our Digital Champions.
For more information, call 01227 749570 or email reception@ageukhbw.org.uk

Volunteering Opportunities
Would you be interested in helping learners how to use digital technology?
Find out more about volunteering as a Digital Champion by contacting 01227 749570 or email leanne.amos@ageukhbw.org.uk.


“Hi there, my name is Sam and I’m a Digital Outreach Worker for Age UK Herne Bay & Whitstable.

Technology is one of these things where, if you’re out of the loop for even a month it can feel like you’re left behind, just because of how fast it progresses day to day. Luckily, technology is becoming more intuitive than ever, so even after a couple of hours you can be surfing the web or buying your groceries online with confidence.

My goal is to get you enjoying technology and to show you how to make it work for you. So, whether you want to learn how to use a device, browse the internet, or use social media, I have a fountain of knowledge that I want to share with you”.