50-plus Digital at 50pd.uk

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Social and digital inclusion in the time of coronavirus

Our real-world inclusion projects for older people are closed. We have nowhere safe to meet, so we have stopped the Real World IT Drop-in completely until the COVID-19 crisis is over.

This is a major change that we never anticipated — but now there is a real need for online contact and communication that is accessible for people who are not quite ready for it.

Until this is all over, the IT drop-in must move online. The name of the new project is Virtual Drop-in — but it’s for people who are real, not virtual.

In the Virtual Drop-in, you might see familiar faces and hear familiar voices — and you might have more volunteers around you than ever before. Eventually, we will offer online learning too.

Who is this for?

Everyone aged 50 or better, wherever you are. We are based in Hackney, and we have many participants from the neighbouring boroughs. We are not borough-exclusive. All older people are welcome.

If you are not yet older, and you would like a helper role, we would like to hear from you too — please visit our Contact page.

Who set this up?

Two busy real-world IT drop-in projects — both shut down until this is all over

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