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A Call to all our Age UK Sunderland Volunteers

You might just be the person we are looking for!

  • Are you reasonably confident using computers, Apple iPads or Android tablets to access the internet for information?
  • Do you remember taking those first anxious steps into the world of digital technology?
  • Would you like to help us encourage older people to take those first tentative steps to widen their horizons too?

Age UK Sunderland -  Digital Inclusion Project

Age UK Sunderland are taking forward a brand new Digital Inclusion project. We want to encourage and support older people access the internet, in particular to access their GP services, such as booking appointments and ordering prescriptions, as well health related information specific to their diagnosed condition(s) e.g. diabetes, stroke and other conditions to help encourage self-care.   

Whilst the focus will be on health and wellbeing we hope to develop the confidence of older people to independently access other services such as banking, on line shopping or even contacting their distant relatives on ‘Skype’ or ‘Messenger’ to help alleviate loneliness and isolation.

We are recruiting ‘Digital Champion’ volunteers to help us to achieve this supported by our Digital Inclusion Officer.

If you are interested in becoming one of our digital champions please contact Mike Lowthian (Digital Support Officer):

Tel 0191 5148322

Email mikelowthian@ageuksunderland.org.uk

With your help we can introduce older people to the exciting but sometimes scary world of the internet...transforming the lives of socially isolated older people.