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  • Getting Started

    Step by step instructions to help guide you

    Wherever you are on your digital journey, whether starting out or building confidence, we can help! 

    How can we help?

    • We can help you to find support to loan a tablet or pc or you can search for an Online Centre that provides a scheme.
    • We can help you to find an affordable data plan or broadband connection.
    • We can help you to get the most out of your current device, with our online digital support group Tech Break.
    • To find out more, contact Age UK Islington's Helpline: / 020 7281 6018 (Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm) 

    Digital skills courses and one-to-one help

    Islington libraries have public computers that you can access for free. Staff are available for quick help in using them. You can also book a longer, ‘one-to-one’ support session (up to 30 minutes) if you are new to using a computer.

    Adult Community Learning runs digital skills courses.

    AbilityNet's technology volunteers provide free IT (information technology) support to older people and disabled people of any age, anywhere in the UK.

    Mildmay Community centre has weekly drop-in digital support sessions.

    To get the most out of the internet

    See the Learn My Way platform, which includes free courses for you to learn digital skills to stay safe and connected.

    Step-by-step guides from Age UK, provide tips and guidance to help you with the basics, like getting an email address or joining a Zoom session, and to feel confident and stay safe online. 

  • Helping you to get confident using IT

    Age UK Islington Tech Break group sessions

    We have fortnightly presentations on Zoom hosted by knowledgeable volunteer Simon. Find out more about Simon!

    12noon - 1pm fortnightly online

    The topics are based on the most common questions we receive from our clients and their feedback during the sessions. 

    Friday 7 June - What is The Cloud? (rescheduled from 3 May)

    • What is "the cloud" and when are you using it?
    • What does it really look like?
    • Why use The Cloud?
    • You’re already using it!
    • Everyday Cloud Uses
    • Staying safe on The Cloud"

    Friday 21 June - Useful accessibility settings on Android and iOS           

    • Changing text size
    • Changing icon size
    • Setting your device to read out loud
    • Changing your keyboard

    Friday 5 July - Artificial Intelligence (AI) discussion     

    • What do you think about artificial intelligence (AI)?
    • Where have you seen it used?
    • What are your questions about it?"

    Friday 19 July - Artificial Intelligence (AI) follow up session       

    Topics selected from previous session

    Friday 9 August - Managing Smartphone notifications    

    • What are different techniques to avoid notification overload?
    • How do you disable unnecessary notifications and categorizing alerts based on importance and relevance?
    • How do you use ""Do Not Disturb"" mode during specific times?

    Friday 23 August - Using a mobile voice assistant (Google Assistant or Siri)           

    • What is a voice assistant?
    • Popular types of commands
    • How to enable voice assistants on your device"
    To book, contact Age UK Islington Activities Co-ordinator: by email or call 020 7281 6018.

    Ability Net session

    Free Webinar: Dementia, AI and simple tech tweaks to help - with Alzheimer's Society - Wednesday 10 July at 1pm BST