Our New Course Launches: Family Safety Online

Our New Course Launches: Family Safety Online

Our new course, Family Safety Online, helps parents protect their children and whole family.

We help parents navigate what is age appropriate; set healthy boundaries, negotiate screen time and protect their children’s wellbeing in this digital age.

Parents get a chance to improve their digital skills and confidence through practical activities.

The first cohort of this course will run on Tuesdays 10.00 – 12.00 noon from the 2nd November and will run for 6 weeks

We’re Ready for Get Online Week 2021

We’re Ready for Get Online Week 2021

After the year of lockdown, its good to get back into the rhythm of things. This week we will be hosting a workshop as part of the Digital Unite ‘Reinvigorating Digital Inclusion’ event at RIBA and next week we see the return of Get Online Week; the annual campaign established by the Good Things Foundation to help people take their first step online and to celebrate some of the work being done nationally.

To mark the week we will be promoting and raising awareness through out our entire program, culminating in a very special social event where we will be ‘opening the bonnet’ on ways to access the NHS digitally as a starting to point to managing our own health online.

Our schedule for the week is below.

Tuesday 19th

Digital Awareness for Older People (Online)

Digital Open Day (Kingswood Community Shop)

Community Tech Support (Age UK Croydon, Thornton Heath)

Wednesday 20th

Community Tech Support (Kingswood Community Shop)

Digital Awareness Talk (The Hive, St John the Evangelist)

Thursday 21st

Community Tech Support (Platform Café, Loughborough Junction)

Friday 22nd

Tea and Tech: Accessing NHS Services Online (Upper Norwood Library Hub)

It would be great to say hello to as many of you as we can, either online or in person.


More Community Tech Support announced in South London

More Community Tech Support announced in South London

As October begins we are happy to announce two new Community Tech Support drop-in sessions for local residents.

From this Thursday 10.00-12.00 we will be opening the doors in Loughborough Junction at The Platform Café, 2 Ridgway Rd, London SW9 7AH.

More info

For those that don’t know this venue, they are opposite the Loughborough Farm and do a fantastic range of homemade, healthy lunches as well as community workshops.

Throughout the pandemic we have found our support is more naturally placed with food projects and are glad to continue this work.

From Tuesday 12th 1.30-3.30 we will be at Age UK Croydon, 81 Brigstock Road CR7 7JH.

More info

Drop in for individual help with laptops, tablets or mobile phones. We can help you solve problems, show you how to do things and give friendly advice.

Click here for all our drop-in support sessions including Crystal Palace and the Kingswood Estate.

New digital skills programme in the Kingswood Estate

New digital skills programme in the Kingswood Estate

We return to the Kingswood Community Shop with an autumn programme of digital classes, talks and support on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

Starting this Wednesday 10am-12 noon with our Community Tech Support, we provide FREE drop-in support help for your computer, tablet or mobile phone.

So if you are having a problem using your device or have a question you want answered? Pop in for a chat and a cup of tea!

Full programme 



19th October 10am to 12 noon

  • Find out about our upcoming courses and register interest as part of Get Online Week.
  • Hear a short talk “Intro to staying safe for parents.”


2nd November – 7th December 10am to 12 noon

  • 6 week course to learn the basics of staying safe online for the family
  • Topics include: Managing social media, keeping devices safe, how to deal with issues, parental controls and advice for young people.



Wednesdays 29th Sept – 27th Oct 10am to 12 noon

  • Do you have a problem or a question about your laptop, tablet or mobile phone?
  • An opportunity to get some friendly advice or to practise with support
  • Just drop In!



Wednesday 3rd November 10am to 12 noon

  • Using the NHS App
  • How to book appointments and get prescriptions online
  • A chance to ask questions

DIGITAL HORIZONS – Intro to using a tablet

10th November – 15th December 10am to 12 noon

  • 6 week course to learn the basics of using an android tablet or iPAD.
  • Come and try for the first time
  • Topics include: Using apps, accessing email, communicating and finding information online.


For further information and to register for one or more of these events then call  020 8670 1578 or email kingswood@cpct.org.uk

Community Tech Support helps more local residents

Community Tech Support helps more local residents

Since lockdown started to lift we have been keen to provide drop-in assistance for those local residents who either want t speak to someone face to face or prefer a more social environment to get answers to their questions.

Since August we have been running our Community Tech Support Drop Ins at the Upper Norwood Library on Fridays. We have been helping with voice activating on an Android Tablet, fixing a troublesome phone and testing a webcam on an old laptop.

Combined with our Mobile Phone Bootcamp we have been helping an average of 15 local residents a week with fantastic assistance from our volunteers.

Building upon this we are excited to announce 2 new days and 2 new venues!

Wednesdays 10-12 from 29th September

Kingswood Community Shop, Kingswood Estate

Thursdays 10-12 from 7th October

Thursdays 10-12 Platform Café, Loughborough Junction

We can help with Mobile Phones, Laptops, Tablets and well as giving friendly advice. If you need help in how to use something or just a little confidence building, then come and have a chat over a cup of tea.

Click here for ALL of our Drop In Support Sessions


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