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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 a training course

The following organisations offer local training courses for beginners to help you use the internet and new technology:

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

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 Wi-Fi

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

Updated: 29 November 2022

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