“Your course has opened up a whole new world to me.  I am back in touch with my grandchildren, and I'm confident to stay more connected with friends and family” 

The Digital Inclusion Project can help you with:

  • 1-1 support tailored to your needs at Age UKIW with your laptop, iPad, tablet, smart phone etc.
  • ‘iPad café’ courses
  • Tailored courses
  • Community ‘drop-in’ support sessions
  • 1-1 help at home      
  • Basic technical home support with Wi-Fi, printers, software installation, etc.
  • Support to make an informed  decision on purchasing a device
  • Service is available to anyone over 50
  • Some charges apply for certain services, please enquire for details

Community Drop-in Sessions
Informal and friendly community-based ‘IT help’ drop-in sessions.
Drop-in locations and times:
2nd Friday of the Month - 14:00 - 16:00 at Freshwater Library
3rd Friday of the month - 10:30 - 12:00 at Age UK IW, 147 High Street,
Newport
4th Wednesday of the month - 10:30 - 12:00 at Ryde Library, George Street
Pre-Book ONLY Session: 2nd Wednesday of the month - 10:30 - 12:00 at
Ryde Library, George Street
Due to unforeseen circumstances sessions may not always run as advertised.

Community Drop-in Sessions

Informal and friendly community-based ‘IT help’ drop-in sessions.

Drop-in locations and times:

Ryde Library, George Street, Ryde
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to 12pm

Brading Centre, forecourt of Brading Primary School, West Street, Brading
Every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm. This is a volunteer led session.

Lord Louise Library, Orchard Street, Newport 
3rd Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to 12pm
3rd Friday of the month from 2.30pm to 4pm 

Freshwater Library, 41 School Green Road, Freshwater 
2nd Friday of the month from 2pm to 4pm 

Due to unforeseen circumstances sessions may not always run as advertised.

Our Volunteers

1-1 support is provided by Age UK IW volunteers. They come from a wide range of IT backgrounds and are experienced in using various types of devices.  All of our volunteers are DBS checked.

Personal Digital Support

At Home

We can provide 1-1 support in the comfort of your own home; learn how to use your device, getting online, using social media etc.
(This support is for those who find it difficult to get out and about due to mobility or own a non portable device.  Please note this support is dependant on volunteer availability).

At Age UK Isle of Wight

We can provide tailored 1-1 support by experienced Age UK IW staff members. Learn how to use your device, getting online, using social media, Word, Skype, cloud storage, online shopping etc. These sessions are ideal for going at your own pace and covering exactly what you would like to learn.

What next?

To enquire about the Digital Inclusion Project please contact Daniel Taylor, our Digital Inclusion IT Tutor, on (01983) 525282 or email: digital@ageukiw.org.uk.

The Digital Inclusion Project is supported by the Big Lottery Fund using National Lottery funding as part of the Ageing Better programme.

The Ageing Better partnership includes organisations committed to building an Island that values, respects, and actively supports older people, with the voice of older residents at the heart. Encouraging older adults to take a more active role in their communities, and enabling their voices to be heard by services and organisations across the Island.

For more information on the Ageing Better programme please contact us on (01983) 525282, email: hello@agefriendlyisland.org or visit: www.agefriendlyisland.org.