The Link Visiting Scheme – a befriending charity based in Wokingham – offers a weekly computer course for those who are daunted by the world of computers. The Understanding Computers hourly sessions are held on Wednesday mornings from 10am until 1pm in the Bradbury Centre, right in the centre of Wokingham.
Specifically aimed at older people who are not experienced with using computers, the hourly session gives the opportunity for people to understand what computers can offer on a one-to-one basis.
Marjie Walker, coordinator of the Link Visiting Scheme, said: “This weekly session, which has been running since 2008 has helped more than 250 people to learn about the world of computers in a relaxed environment, where they can learn at their own pace.
“Whether they want to send emails, download photographs from their digital camera or understand Skype, this service offers something for everyone.”
Edna Champion, who co-ordinates the sessions, said: “We had one chap who came every week for 18 months. As long as people are learning, they can continue to attend for as long as they like.”
The Link Visiting Scheme aims to combat social isolation by linking volunteers with local people who need some company on a regular basis.
To find out more about the Understanding Computers course, call The Link Visiting Scheme on 0118 979 8019 or log on to The Link Visiting Scheme’s website.