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Digital face to face support and learning

Library computers

Important: you need to be a library member to use the computers in Telford & Wrekin Libraries. If you are not a member, it's free to join. As a library member, you will have free access to computers in all Telford & Wrekin Libraries. View more information on library computers.

Digital skills

The ‘Tea and Tech’ sessions are all about helping people to learn basic Tablet and Smartphone skills for free; including forms of digital communication (emails, texting), using the internet, accessing apps, how to stay digitally connected with family and friends and anything else in between!

Visit the Live Well Telford website for more information about tea and teach sessions.

Gaining confidence using devices and the internet for over 50’s.

Forum Weekly Computer drop in sessions:

  • Hartshorne Court, Burton Street, Dawley, TF4 2BY, Mondays, 10.30am – 12.30pm.
  • The Anstice, Anstice Square, Madeley, TF7 5BD, Tuesdays 2pm – 3pm.
  • Butter Cross Court, Stafford St, Newport, TF10 7UD, Wednesdays, 11am – 1pm.

Just call in, take your laptop, tablet or mobile phone with you if you can. Get problems sorted, find out how to do new things, learn from scratch. Contact us if you have any questions – 07932828333.

A group of volunteers who are confident computer users are offering their time to tutor people to use a computer and the internet.

Many people who have already been taught are now enjoying using the internet for: keeping in touch with family and friends, shopping, researching family history, booking holidays, filling in forms, finding the best energy and insurance deals, researching activities, editing and sharing photographs, and social network sites. The list is endless.

The training takes place at free weekly drop in sessions where volunteers help people who have little or no experience, and also those who just need a little help or are struggling with using a new device, a particular programme or function.

You can chat, share ideas, get help and advice and even help others and you can bring along your own laptop, tablet or smartphone or use equipment provided.

No need to book, just drop in.

Get Connected

Are you over 65? Do you want to Get Connected with the digital world? We can help you to learn the essentials such as:

  • email, what is email, how does it work, how can it benefit you?
  • shopping online safely
  • keeping in touch with friends and family.

As more services move online, we can help you to navigate the online world by joining our six-session programme, once a week for 2 hours. Not only will you learn but also meet other people, enjoy a hot drink and biscuits all completely free.

If you have a tablet device, iPad or smart phone (a device which can access the internet), then please bring this along to use at the sessions, we can help you to use your device. If you are not sure if you have a device you can bring, please call us and we can assist.

Register your interest if you would like to keep up to date with new programme and locations availability.

To request a place at any of these upcoming locations then please complete this form or call our contact centre on 01952 380000. A limited amount of places are available on each course.

Upcoming locations

  1. Madeley

Jubilee House, Madeley Town Council, High Street, TF7 5AH.

Commencing every Thursday from Thursday 11 January 2024, 10am – 12pm until Thursday 15 February 2024.

  1. Wellington

Wellington Civic & Leisure Centre, Committee Room, Tan Bank, TF1 1LX.

Commencing every Thursday from Thursday 11 January 2024, 2pm – 4pm until Thursday 15 February 2024.

  1. Wrockwardine Wood

Wrockwardine Wood, Holy Trinity Church, Church Road TF2 7AH (Friday 12 January 2024).

Commencing every Friday from Friday 12 January 2024, 10am – 12pm until Friday 16 February 2024.

Stay Telford

Every Wednesday at Southwater One (Southwater Square, Southwater Way, Telford, TF3 4JG), 10.30am - 12.30pm.

Digital drop in session offering one to one support for your digital needs.

Tech With No Limits

6-week beginner IT course - Basic computer skills - Leegomery

We are running 6-week beginner IT Course at Leegomery Community Centre that will be held for 2 hours per week. Visit the Live Well Telford website.

6-week beginner IT course - Basic computer skills - Dawley

We are running 6-week beginner IT Course at Dawley Social Club that will be held for 2 hours per week. Visit the Live Well Telford website.

6-week Level 2 IT course - Microsoft Office - Dawley

We are running 6-week Level 2 IT Course focusing on Microsoft Office, at Dawley Social Club that will be held for 2 hours per week. Visit the Live Well Telford website.

Additional face to face learning

We aim to widen participation so that as many sections of the community as possible can experience the joy of learning and take advantage of the wider benefits that participation in learning brings, such as improved confidence, reduced social isolation, improved wellbeing, improved social cohesion and increased civic participation.

The service also aims to contribute to improving the skills and employment levels of the borough by supporting adults who are low-skilled, unemployed or otherwise distant from learning and employment to progress.

Visit the Learn Telford website for more information on face to face learning.

The Job Box is a one stop shop for information and support on job vacancies, training and employment in the Telford and Wrekin area. Our aim is to provide you with links to the support you can access as well as the latest information on local jobs and employers.

Visit the Telford Job Box website.

Last updated: 28/11/2023 11:12

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