Age UK London have worked with over 50 companies in the last two years, providing volunteering opportunities for companies including Amazon Audible, Spotify and Google.
Partnering with Age UK London, can ensure your employees and customers engage with our work and contribute to joint successes.
Together, we can make London a great place to grow older.
Techy Tea Parties
Age UK London is a digital pioneer in the age sector having launched the Techy Tea Parties (TTP) initiative in 2012. TTPs provide corporate staff with an opportunity to come together as a team - volunteering to support older Londoners improve their digital skills. It also builds your team’s communication and training skills and understanding of the digital needs of older Londoners.
This vital support gets older Londoners online, connecting with family and friends, understanding how to be safe online and enables their access to public/commercial online services previously unavailable.
Until recently, Age UK London was funded to coordinate TTPs across London. This funding has now ended and we would like to continue the good work. However, to do so we need to make a small charge for each TTP - to cover at least part of the charity’s costs, including a staff member to coordinate the events, recruiting older Londoners and briefing your teams.
If you would like any more information please contact Sharon Tynan.
We worked with Accenture Liquid Studio on the Homecare pilot using the voice enabled Amazon Echo Show. 20 Londoners living alone, aged over 75 were recruited to take part and agreed to user testing homecare over a three month period.
The device was installed in their homes and configured for each tester. Training was provided to ensure that each person was comfortable to use the device on their own. It provided the ability to remotely support each person using a combination of video conference and insight of their activities via a portal. During the user testing period each older person gave regular feedback on their experiences which also included a weekly telephone call from the Accenture team. This user testing period helped to design and build a better and more suitable product for the target audience.
If you would like more information on the Homecare Pilot, please contact Sharon Tynan.