Wandsworth Age UK - Digipals

We are delighted to be able to continue to offering our Digipals service for a fourth year running! Thanks to funding from Wandsworth Council, we are able to offer regular sessions in libraries across the borough as well as some remote support for those who are less mobile. 

What is Digipals? 

Digipals is a service which offers friendly digital support to older people in Wandsworth in order to address digital exclusion and increase financial literacy and wellbeing. Run by Age UK Wandsworth staff and DBS checked volunteers, the service aims to enable older people to benefit from digital connectivity whether that be shopping online, accessing information and entertainment on the internet or connecting with people via emails/video calls/social media.

Tablet loan and remote support 

We now have a bank of tablets with paid-for 4G connectivity that we are able to loan for periods of up to 3 months. During this period, the user will be offered a minimum of 3 tutorials with our friendly team of staff and volunteers. As well as meeting in person, these can be conducted via secure remote support software (already installed on the devices) and the telephone. Towards the end of the 3 months, we will be able to offer advice on buying a device and wifi/data packages available. 

Continued support will then be available either remotely or in one of our group sessions in libraries around the borough and at the Gwynneth Morgan Day Centre.

Book a Drop-in Support Session 

Digipals sessions are run weekly in the computer suite at the Gwynneth Morgan Day Centre, 52 East Hill, SW18 2HJ on Thursday mornings from 10.30am-12pm. Booking is recommended. Please call 020 8877 8940 or email digipals@ageukwandsworth.org.uk to book a place. 

Other sessions taking place are as follows:

Battersea Library:
Tuesday November 29th, 10.30 - 12.00
Tuesday December 20th, 10.30 - 12.00
Tuesday January 24th, 10.30 - 12.00

Southfields Library:
Wednesday December 21st, 10.30 - 12.00
Wednesday January 18th, 10.30 - 12.00

Wandsworth Town Library:
Wednesday December 7th, 10.30-12.00
Wednesday January 4th, 10.30-12.00

Tooting Library:
Tuesday December 6th, 10.30 - 12.00
Tuesday January 10th, 10.30 - 12.00

Putney Library:
Wednesday December 14th, 13.00 - 14.30
Wednesday January 11th, 13.00 - 14.30

Battersea Park Library:
Tuesday December 13th, 10.30 - 12.00
Tuesday January 17th, 10.30 - 12.00

Balham Library:
Wednesday November 30th, 10.30 - 12.00
Wednesday January 25th, 10.30 - 12.00

If you would like to refer someone for a tablet loan please contact Rebecca at digipals@ageukwandsworth.org.uk or call 020 8877 8940.

Service access criteria: 60+
Services for older people
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