Congratulations on 20 years volunteering with AbilityNet!

Mick Simmons sitting on armchair with desk showing framed certificate alongside himMick Simmons, has been providing valuable free IT support to older people and disabled people of any age in his Reading region for TWENTY YEARS, as part of our free IT Support at Home service (also available online)!

Asked about his experience as an AbilityNet Tech Volunteer over the past 20 years, Mick said: "Technology over the last 20 years has changed dramatically and has brought new challenges. But there are fun moments and volunteering is always rewarding."

We want to say a hearty congratulations and thank you to Mick for all his hard work and support for people in his area. What a magnificent achievement.

Why volunteer with AbilityNet?

We're always keen to welcome new tech volunteers to AbilityNet's IT Support at Home service. If you're reading this and would like to get involved, please get in contact.

Some recent comments from clients who have been supported:

  • “Incredible help from someone who really knows what he is doing. Nothing was too much trouble.”
  • “I was really impressed, Alfie was so quick and helped us so much. We can't thank you enough.” 
  • “My tutor was cheerful, encouraging and intuitive, sensing I was extremely nervous and lacking in confidence.” 
  • “Your colleague was polite, knowledgeable, and very patient. She explained several things to me with good humour. I am enormously grateful for this help." 

Become an AbilityNet volunteer


Illustration showing three people with information bubbles outlining key data. Text reads Who we have helped and how: Individuals. 1,699,021 online, 3,533 people at home, 1,131 people in groups, 2,867 employeesHighlighting AbilityNet's impact 2023

Key facts from our Impact Report 2023

Our impact on individuals:

  • 95% Customer satisfaction
  • 81% better able to use technology
  • 77% easier to manage day to day life
  • 59% greater participation in new activities
  • 85% more knowledgeable
  • 85% increased confidence
  • 76% more independent
  • 75% less stressed
  • 70% less isolated

“I was in a desperate mess with my IT, I found the service very supportive, extremely patient and ongoing tailored to my needs. It is good to know there is help out there.” - Client who received free technology support

How AbilityNet can help

AbilityNet provides a range of free services to help disabled people and older people, and their carers.