Centre for Armenian Information & Advice

Addressing Digital inequalities of older people

We want to help older people/carers to learn how to use basic IT/ internet to overcome social isolation and help them access their rights, much of which is now on line. This will have lasting benefits in the quality of their lives and empower them.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 January 2013 to 12:00 AM, 1 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1088534)

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    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

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Situation

Our clientss face extreme hardship as elderly people, as disabled people, as Carers, as migrants/refugees with low levels of English, as women and as residents of deprived areas of West London. Many of them have never had the opportunity to access/learn about computers, how to use the internet,etc. Our project will provide a safe and supportive learning environment for them as many subsist on low income which has resulted them to be excluded from the digital /communication revolution.

Solution

Help gain: * essential knowledge/understanding & confidence about using basic use of computer, Internet & Emails. * Increased ability to browse the Internet/use Emails for communication, accessing statutory provision & learning about other practical uses such as shopping on line, banking, using price comparison websites to reduce energy bills, etc, * practical advice & 1-2-1 help in further Digital learning. * communicate with friends/relations to reduce isolation