We are really excited to invite Sharon Tynan from Age UK London to talk about the ‘Mind The Digital Gap’ campaign to our Digital Awareness For Older People class.
Tuesday 29th November 11.00am on Zoom
We will hear more about the campaign and how they are working with Croydon Council and other London Boroughs to provide a voice for older people in how digital services are currently working ang what provision needs improvement.
Key to this is championing the fact that not everyone is online, those that are are not always confident or comfortable and that online services are not always easy to use, navigate or work.
Come and join us on Zoom
Age UK London are campaigning for urgent action to address the profound challenges of digital exclusion impacting the daily lives of thousands of older Londoners. The gap between those with and without access to the internet is widening. Internet providers, the Mayor of London and Local Authorities all have crucial roles to play and action is needed more than ever. Accelerating access to digital skills training to increase confidence online would make the single biggest difference.
They are calling for:
• An age-friendly roll-out of the new digital skills entitlement.
• More social tariffs and genuinely affordable access to the internet for older Londoners on low incomes.
• Easier to understand broadband contracts.
• Boroughs to ensure equal access to information, support and services for older Londoners offline.
Digital Awareness for Older People is ClearCommunityWeb’s flagship online class helping local residents understand the basics of staying safe online , using different devices and the wider issues of digital access.
We meet every Tuesday at 11. We can provide training and assistance for any resident needing help and support to use Zoom.