Age UK Northumberland relaunches its computer classes

Techy Tea Party at The Round House with iNorthumberland's Sylvia Pringle, Ken and Iris Lee (front), digital volunteers Bill and Keith.
Techy Tea Party at The Round House with iNorthumberland's Sylvia Pringle, Ken and Iris Lee (front), digital volunteers Bill and Keith.

A charity has relaunched its computer classes to help older people get techy.

Age UK Northumberland teamed up with iNorthumberland to promote the weekly drop-in computer sessions, run by volunteers Bill and Keith.

The Techy Tea Party, initially held as part of Volunteer Week, saw people get more out of computers and laptops.

Rachel Todd, head of income generation and marketing at Age UK, said: “We held The Techy Tea Party during Volunteer Week to showcase the skills of our dedicated volunteers Bill and Keith.

“They have volunteered with Age UK Northumberland for many years and they are keen to help as many older people as possible and to promote digital inclusion.

“It was lovely to see new skills being learned and fantastic that the event was supported by iNorthumberland, and also friends from Lloyds Bank and Northumbria NHS, who all had digital skills and information to share with guests.”

Computer drop-in classes take place every Monday at The Round House in Ashington, between 10am and noon, while appointments are available to book on Friday afternoons, subject to availability.

Bill and Keith can help with anything including online shopping, equipment advice, web searching, word processing, setting up email accounts, digital camera, security and more.

Anyone who would like to volunteer with Age UK Northumberland and set up digital classes in their town should contact (01670) 784 800.