Fancy some delicious treats while you boost your digital skills?

AbilityNet in partnership with BT GroupYou may have seen in our recent news that older people are invited to improve their digital skills over a cup of tea at BT Group's BT Tea Rooms, where AbilityNet staff and Tech Volunteers will be available to support attendees.

The free sessions are now underway in Birmingham and here we share a few snaps from this week's sessions.

The BBC also shared information about the sessions, including highlighting that 11 million across the UK lacked basic digital skills:

"Over-65s are ten times more likely to fall into that category so there's a real imperative to focus on that age range and support people," said Amy Caton, Senior Manager, Digital Talent and Impact at BT in the BBC article.

Couple holding tasty looking sandwiches and snacks and smiling in cafePerfect looking cakes on a display tower in a cafeVisit the sessions in Birmingham, Glasgow and BournemouthMan being helped with digital device in cafe setting

There's still time to attend the final Birmingham BT Tea Room on Thursday 28 September at Urban Emporium, 30 Church St, Birmingham, B3 2NP. 

Sessions coming up in Glasgow and Bournemouth between 10am - 5.30pm: 

  • Café Fame, Glasgow
    127 Hope St, Glasgow G2 6PE
    When: Wednesday 4 October, Thursday 5 October, and Friday 6 October 
  • Frieda's Tea Room, Bournemouth, 
    City Centre, 7 Stafford Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1JH
    When: Tuesday 17 October, Wednesday 18 October, and Thursday 19 October 
    Interested in attending? Find out more by phoning 01202 281333 or go to the BT website.

Please share the sessions with anyone you know who could benefit from learning about everyday activities that are increasingly going online - such as booking a doctor’s appointment, shopping, banking, and paying bills. 

Aimed at people aged 65 or older, the sessions offer a quick drop-in to ask specific questions, plus more detailed 30 and 90 minute topic specific sessions. 

FREE WEBINAR RECORDING: Top tips for boosting your digital skills
BT Group, Age UK and AbilityNet shared practical ways to help ensure that senior citizens and disabled people are not left behind in the digital revolution.

Digital Skills sessions in your community

People looking at phones in cafe settingIf you can't make it along to a BT Tea Room event, our Digital Skills trainers can also provide free digital skills training at home or at a community group setting.

This is currently available to support older people (65+ years) based in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounding areas.

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