IT Community Champions
IT Community Champions is a project which provides bespoke IT training to people aged 50 plus living
We offer a 6 week training course for 2 hours per week which covers the basics to get people started.
To support this training learners are shown how to access and use our bespoke web site designed
specifically to support their learning needs post training.
The sympathetic and instructive support that IT Community Champions offer is essential in breaking
down barriers and challenges preconceptions to help prove that age is no obstacle to learning IT skills.
The social benefits of being computer literate are important since they give older people alternative
means of communication with relatives and friends, as well as vital mental stimulation.
Course participants and volunteer Trainers have identified that they benefit from social interaction and
have forged new friendships as well as learning new skills which not only stimulate them mentally but
have also given them the opportunity to put the knowledge they have gleaned into practical usage such
as shopping on line, researching health issues and social networking. We aim to make our training fun
and deliver it in a relaxed environment.
Jane Jackman, Delivery and Development Officer
Direct Telephone Line: 01623 727616