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"I can browse the internet quite easily now and that has helped me to choose and order some frozen ready made meals."

Let's Get Digital Learner

Since the onset of coronavirus, many of us have increasingly turned to digital technology to help bridge the gap that the lack of face-to-face connections created. The role of the internet has become even more important, and for some people this has changed the way they work, access services, maintain social contacts, and generally live their lives.

In England, 88% of 50-64 year olds and 75% of 65-74 year olds use the internet almost every day and among those aged 52+ who said they would like to use the internet more, the most common barrier was lack of digital skills.

In response to the impact of Covid-19 on people over 50 across Norfolk, we set up our own Digital Inclusion initiative. Our ‘Let’s Get Digital’ project is part of this initiative and is a service for anyone over 50 who would like to learn how to use their device and get better connected. During this time, we also launched a new website, engAge, which is a dedicated one-stop shop for later life activities and resources across Norfolk, sharing the latest in remote opportunities and more recently, face to face.

Interested in finding out more about our Digital Inclusion Projects?

Visit our dedicated web page for Let’s Get Digital

Visit our dedicated web page for engAge

Contact our Digital Inclusion Team

T 01603 863811

E digitalinclusion@ageuknorfolk.org.uk

 

How you can support our Digital Inclusion Initiative

  • Do you have a little time to spare? Why not join our team as a Digital Champion Volunteer?
  • Make a donation to support Digital Inclusion