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Computing and Internet

Our volunteer-led IT drop in sessions at Age UK Darlington are open to everyone - there is no age limit.

Learn about computers and the internet in comfortable surroundings with practical support on-hand.


ICT Drop-in Sessions

Our IT volunteers are always on-hand to give you all the help you need. If you are a beginner we can help you with basics on a computer, as such as desktop layout, surfing the internet and sending an email.

Even if you are a frequent user and you have a more advanced problem, our IT volunteers will definitely try their hardest to find a solution for you.

Our weekly IT sessions take place twice a week:


Location: Bradbury House
Type: Drop-in Session (£3.00 including refreshments)
Time: 2:15pm - 3:45pm

Tuesday & Thursday

Location: Bradbury House
Type: Digital Inclusion Training Course (£6.00 per training session inc. refreshments)
Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm


Location: Bradbury House
Type: Introduction to the NHS Choices Website including Digital Inclusion Training (£6.00 per training session inc. refreshments)
Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Coming soon (January '15) A second IT Drop-in Workshop

Building on the success of the Monday afternoon IT Drop-In we will be introducing a second weekly session.

Location: Bradbury House, starting on Wednesday January 14th.
Type: Drop-in Session (£3.00 including refreshments)
Time: 2:15pm - 3:45pm

Home Computer Tutoring Service

Modern technology is constantly changing, and keeping up with these changes can be difficult. Everyone talks about the internet, smartphones, facebook and online shopping, but how do we go about using these tools effectively? If you want to keep up with your younger relatives, or just with life in general, we are here to help.

Our service offers:

  • One to one Support
  • IT Tuition at Home
  • Answers to your Technical Questions
  • Help with your Mobile Device
  • Information on the Latest Technology
  • Advice on Buying a Computer

Our digital helpers will be able to check whether the equipment you have is up to the task you want it to perform. They may also be able to fix minor problems. 

Digital Helpers are not computer engineers, and are unable to repair computers or complete major work. However they are able to signmpost you to approved providers.

The service costs £15.00 per one hour session, and £7.50 for extra half hour blocks.

Contact us on 01325 362832 to enquire about the service, referencing 'Home Computing Service' to our reception staff.

EE Techy Tea Parties

'Technology begins with Tea'

Would you like to have a better understanding of modern technology? Perhaps you want to be able to use your mobile phone better? Or maybe you'd like to use a computer to keep in touch with loved ones or shop online?

In conjunction with EE and Age UK Darlington, we invite you to come along to our free events where you can learn these things and more. 

We'll explain things in a friendly and down-to-earth way and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

All that with tea and biscuits laid on too.

To find out when the next Techy Tea Party is on, please contact Age UK Darlington on 01325 362832 quoting 'Techy Tea Party'

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