Building up our volunteering base means we can support more older people to have a better quality of life – whether it’s attending a Techy Tea Party, going on a health walk, or visiting a museum, park or gallery. We’re engaging older City residents in volunteering, and we’re also working with corporate volunteers to forge links between businesses and local communities. City Volunteers is funded by Awards 4 All.
IT training for older people in the City of London
Do you want to learn to use tablets and the internet?
cITy Smart is a free, intergenerational IT project aimed at boosting people’s social networks on and off-line.
Young mentors will support older residents during weekly, informal, drop-in sessions on both Golden Lane and Mansell Street estates. The sessions will focus on various aspects of using IT, including getting online, Skype and social networks, gadget clinics and more.
The volunteer mentors will be recruited from the local community and the project will help to break down barriers between the generations, improving community cohesion.
The sessions will be held weekly at:
Artizan Street Library, Monday, 2pm-4pm
COLCEC, 99 Golden lane, Tuesday, 10am-12pm
You are welcome to bring your own tablet or use the ones provided in the session.
The project will be delivered by Age UK East London on behalf of Age Concern City of London and Age UK London.