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Leisure and Learning

We provide a wide range of opportunities to enable people in later life to understand and engage in the digital agenda.

Digital Inclusion
We provide a wide range of courses to teach you the benefits of using modern technology and going online so you can continue to remain independent and stay in your own home for longer.
We aim to encourage as many people as possible in the community to simply get online. Each of our courses avoid jargon and explain everything in plain English, so you feel confident to build upon your new skills at home.

Courses include:
• Basic Computing
• Advanced Computing
• Email and Internet
• Social Media
• Skype
• Basic Digital Photography
• Advanced Digital Photography
• Saving Money Online

Courses last four – six weeks and take place at our offices in Beach Road, South Shields or in community venues across South Tyneside.
We provide buying and technical advice to older people who are interested in purchasing equipment for personal use and teach older people how to use their very own modern technology such as mobile phones, digital cameras, iPads, e-readers and other tablets.

For further information or to book a place call 0191 456 6903 or email

One to One Support
Understanding modern technology and going online can open up a world of opportunity to support you as you grow old.

You can access lots of useful information to help you to make informed decisions, meet like-minded people through forums, stay in touch with family and friends through social media, save money on comparison websites and even order your shopping so it arrives at your door helping you to keep your independence and stay at home for longer.

Our young volunteers provide one to one support to help you to learn about the benefits of going online and basic computing within the comfort of your own home. We’ll even bring the equipment to help you learn.

If you would like some support and are unable to make one of our courses, please contact us on 0191 456 6903 or email

Digital Support for Those with Dementia
Older people with dementia and their carers can receive one to one support to explore personal interests or hobbies online to help them to learn basic computing skills before receiving support to access ‘Staying Healthy with NHS Choices’ and ‘GP Services Online’ courses on UK Online Centre’s Learn My Way.

We will teach them how to access health information using digital technology to help them to register with their GP, book appointments with their GP, order repeat prescriptions, find information on NHS Choices to check symptoms or even review local GP practices.

Older people will benefit from developing basic online skills to support them to complete practical tasks online such as shopping, banking and communicating with family and friends through Skype and social media, enabling them to remain as independent as possible in later life.

For further information please contact us on 0191 456 6903 or email