Digital technology for older people

With the right advice and support using technology and the internet offers many positive benefits.

You can connect with friends and family and access a wealth of information to help you stay independent.

Our printable guide to new technology for older people(pdf, 1156KB) explains everything you need to know to get you started.

Are you a computer whiz?

Why not share your skills and help others to get online too?

Find out how

Find a training course

These organisations offer local training courses for beginners, to help you use the internet and new technology.

Most courses are free but some you have to pay for.

(Click each link for details)

Computer drop-in clubs
Day Time Location Provider
Monday 1 to 3pm Gresham House TW11 RHP - 0800 0322 433
Tuesday 2.30 to 4.30pm Whitton Social Centre Age UK Richmond - 020 8744 1965
Tuesday 10.30am to 12.30pm Hampton Baptist Church, TW12 Age UK Richmond - 020 8744 1965
Wednesday 10.30am to 12 noon Barnes Green Centre, SW13 Age UK Richmond - 020 8744 1965
Wednesday 9.30 to 11.30am Cambrian Community Centre, TW10 Cambrian Community Centre - 020 8948 3351
Wednesday 1.30 to 3.30pm Twickenham Wellbeing Centre, TW1 Age UK Richmond - 020 8744 1965
Wednesday 3 to 5pm Mortlake Community Association, SW14 Mortlake Community Association - 020 8487 5500
Thursday 10.30am to 12.30pm East Sheen Baptist Church, SW14 Age UK Richmond (£1 fee) - 020 8744 1965
Thursday 11am to 1pm Calvert Court, TW9 RHP (£2 fee) - 0800 0322 433
Friday 11am to 1pm Redknap House, TW10 RHP - 0800 0322 433

Free local WiFi

You can now get free WiFi in key locations across the borough. Visit our Richmond WiFi page to find out more.

Updated: 4 February 2016