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We are delighted to be able to continue to offering our Digipals service! Thanks to funding from Wandsworth Council, we are now able to offer Library sessions as well as some remote support for those who are less mobile. 

What is Digipals? 

Digipals is a service which offers friendly digital support to older people in Wandsworth. Run by Age UK Wandsworth staff and trained/checked volunteers, the service aims to enable older people to benefit from digital connectivity whether that be shopping online, accessing information and entertainment on the internet or connecting with people via emails/video calls/social media. 

Tablet loan and remote support 

We now have a bank of tablets with paid-for 4G connectivity that we are able to loan for periods of up to 3 months. During this period, the user will be offered a minimum of 3 tutorials with our friendly team of staff and volunteers. As well as meeting in person, these can be conducted via secure remote support software (already installed on the devices) and the telephone. Towards the end of the 3 months, we will be able to offer advice on buying a device and wifi/data packages available. 

Continued support will then be available either remotely or in one of our group sessions in libraries around the borough and at the Gwynneth Morgan Day Centre.

Book a Library Session 

Digipals sessions are being run in the computer suite at the Gwynneth Morgan Day Centre on Thursday mornings from 10.30am-12pm. Booking is recommended. Please call 020 8877 8940 or email digipals@ageukwandsworth.org.uk to book a place. Other sessions taking place are as follows:

Battersea Park Library:                                                    
Tuesday 19th April     10.30 - 12.00
Tuesday 3rd May       10.30 - 12.00
Tuesday 17th May     10.30 - 12.00  

Wandsworth Town Library: 
Wednesday 20th April      10.30 - 12.00
Wednesday 4th May        10.30- 12.00
Wednesday 18th May      10.30- 12.00

Tooting Library: 
Tuesday 26th April      10.30 - 12.00 
Tuesday 10th May      10.30 - 12.00 
Tuesday 24th May     10.30 - 12.00 

Southfields Library: 
Wednesday 27th April    10.30 - 12.00 
Wednesday 11th May     10.30 - 12.00 
Wednesday 25th May     10.30 - 12.00 

Putney Library: 
Wednesday 27th April    13.00 - 14.30
Wednesday 11th May     13.00 - 14.30
Wednesday 25th May     13.00 - 14.30

If you would like to refer someone for a tablet loan please contact Rebecca at digipals@ageukwandsworth.org.uk or call 020 8877 8940.

Or if you would like to volunteer to support this service please click here.