Resources

Age UK aims to inspire, enable and support older people to make the most of later life. This website is designed for older people and provides useful information on:

  • money matters
  • health & care
  • wellbeing

Age Scotland is the regional arm of Age UK.  You will find local information and advice tailored to older people’s needs here.

LearmMyWay

Learn My Way is a website providing free online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world and is affiliated to Tinder Foundation. You can learn basic online skills and move on to more advanced courses. These tutorials are free. Silver City Surfers is one of its UK Online Centres.

Tinder Foundation is a social enterprise which supports thousands of community partners involved in making the most out of digital technology. This organisation has helped over a million people gain the skills they need to use computers and the Internet confidently.

Get Online Week is an annual campaign organised by The Tinder Foundation which encourages the nation’s UK Online Centres to promote digital inclusion in their communities. 

UKonlineCentres

UK Online Centres network is managed by Tinder Foundation.  The network is made up of 5,000 local centres, helping people make the most of technology and widening digital inclusion among the most socially excluded in the UK.  

Silver City Surfers is an UK online centre. Using this Network dashboard you can obtain a complete picture of your centre’s month-by-month activities.

myageingparent

myagingparent.com is a website designed to provide families of older people with useful information including care options, local authority, together with suggestions on how to keep older people active, busy and healthy. The Technology section provides varied information on the latest technology which may interest and benefit older people.

GoOnUK

Go On UK believe in the transformative power of the Internet to improve the prospects of individuals, families, communities and organisations. This charity seeks out and works with partners across the public, private and voluntary sectors to identify opportunities and develop programmes that improve Basic Digital Skills among people and organisations across the UK.  Together with partners, Go On UK are committed to eradicating digital exclusion and ensuring that everyone in the UK has the motivation and skills needed to benefit and prosper from the Internet today and in the future.

DigUnite

Digital Unite helps people to unleash their digital talents through free online technology guides, a network of computer tutors, courses and their online community of learners. DU support computer users, host industry forums, develop the skills of Digital Champions, help to give people their first taste of technology and provide face-to-face tuition support.

BBCclick

Click is the BBC’s flagship technology programme, on both TV and radio – across five BBC channels – and can be found on many social networks and iPlayer. The simplest way to describe what they do is “the best debate on global technology, social media and the internet,” or “your guide to all the latest gadgets, websites, games and computer industry news”.