We have a full programme of Digital Skills workshops ahead 📆

We have a full programme of Digital Skills workshops ahead 📆

Coming in to the stretch before Christmas we have a full schedule of workshops in front of us alongside our usual programme of Digital Drop-Ins and courses.

We have Mobile Phone Boot Camps in Myatt’s Field where we will be looking at Mindfulness Apps and in Peckham this coming week, where we will be looking at Settings and how to set your phone up.

The week after we have Staying Safe Online workshop in Bromley X by X and finally our ‘Be Well For Winter’ event at Addiscombe Catholic Church.

We also have our full schedule of Digital Drop-Ins here, with new sessions running at Norbury Library and United Reformed Church in East Dulwich.

If we haven’t seen you for a while it would be great to  see you, so come along before winter sets in!

Our Southwark digital programme develops

Our Southwark digital programme develops

We are finally able to extend our digital programme to Southwark on an ongoing basis, providing a combination of our Digital Drop-Ins, workshops and courses alongside some very specific resident support.

First up we are working within the fabulous and newly built Appleby Blue Almshouses providing monthly mobile phone boot camps. From the 25th October we go back to the beginning and deep dive into using settings and helping to customize our phone so it works just right for us.

From the 7th November we also kick off our programmer of 6 -week courses with our popular Connect Up course which is open to all.

We have also been providing some individual assistance to residents, newly moved, to change utilities, access council services and ensure benefits are all changed to the new address.

Thanks to support from United St Saviours we have been able to make this happen.

After a summer spell of drop-in support and outreach workshops at the Tessa Jowell Centre, we have also started our first regular Digital Drop-in alongside Link Age Southwark at the United Reformed Church in East Dulwich.

Every Friday 2pm-4pm we are there to help build confidence with devices as well as to build awareness about the internet. We sit alongside the Friday Warm Hub and have already started to make friends!

We have more things on the horizon, including a programme if health app workshops and volunteer training, so watch this space.

We continue our talks in the NHS App and accessing GP Services online

We continue our talks in the NHS App and accessing GP Services online

We are running a series of workshops to raise awareness about the NHS App, My Care portal and other current technologies allowing us to access the NHS and manage our appointments.

It is a subject many people are cautious about and we are here to help with any questions and show you want it looks like so you can make a decision about what is right for you.

We are running these alongside our Mobile Phone Boot Camps and we currently have the following dates coming up:

Wednesday 27th September 2pm – 4pm

Purley Cross Centre, c/o Purley Baptist `Church, Banstead Rd, Purley, England, CR8 3EA


Thursday 5th October 2pm – 4pm

Norbury Library

Beatrice Ave, Norbury, SW16 4UW

Wednesday 11th October 2pm – 4pm

Upper Norwood Library Hub

39 Westow Hill, Norwood, London SE19 1TQ

Monday 4th December 12pm – 1pm

Brigstock Road Community Hib

c/o Age UK Croydon 81 Brigstock Rd, Thornton Heath, CR7 7JH

No booking required, just turn up

What could AI mean to you?  Digital Awareness Online discussion

What could AI mean to you? Digital Awareness Online discussion

We have resumed our Digital Awareness Online Programme with a new set of subjects to help us see a little into the future of Emerging Technology.

Last time we explored using Bard or ChatGPT as a tool to help us to gather information or help us to create templates for important letters so that the internet is less overwhelming, this time we will touch upon used within a care setting as well as some of the ethics around it.

Our aim is to introduce these subjects in a way we can all understand and feel part of the changes around us.

We have been asked to participate in this event on the 30th September, and are keen to get some thoughts and opinions from the group to take there and represent.

If you are interested in joining the debate, then please sign up here. If you are already a member of the group then you will be send a reminder as usual with the link.

Digital Drop-In schedule for Autumn is announced with 2 new venues

Digital Drop-In schedule for Autumn is announced with 2 new venues

Summer seems to have flown by and now we are back and ready for the Autumn ahead. We have an expanded schedule of Digital Drop-Ins; our friendly and informal spaces for local people to get help with the laptops, mobile phones or tablets.

We ensure our sessions are friendly, inviting and a place where you can ask questions about the things you are unsure about. You can also use these spaces to practice or work on self-learning with the support of our team.

We can also signpost you to other courses, workshops and support we can provide

With the exception of half term (23rd – 27th October) they run each week, are free to attend and no booking is required.

We are now working in 2 new venues in Norbury and East Dulwich

See our full schedule here

Hope to see you there

Have you seen our new Impact Videos?

Have you seen our new Impact Videos?

We were shadowed for 2 days by The Good Things Foundation; creating footage as part of their Get Online London scheme with LOTI.

A pleasure to be asked, but even more so to see and hear the wonderful stories from the people we work with and the volunteers on the ground.

In 2022, we directly worked with over 500 people across our various programmes. This is within a 5 square mile area of London.

A true testimony to the team making this happen but a clear demonstration of the demand as we have exceeded these figures already for 2023.

We are already pivoting and transforming our delivery to meet this demand, which is both tough and rewarding


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