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Help for over-55s and disabled people to get online


By Louise Glen

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The team at Abilitynet hear so many stories about people with disabilities and medical conditions along with older adults 55 and over having trouble getting online, staying safe online, shopping online or staying in touch with family and friends.

Abilitynet is a UK and Registered Scottish Charity providing free technical help and advice.

A spokesman said: "Would you - or someone you know - benefit from free tech support from our DBS-checked IT volunteers to stay connected during these difficult times?

"We offer free support to anyone 55 and over or anyone with a disability/medical condition.

"Our network of friendly disclosure checked volunteers can support you remotely via phone calls, emails, Skype or other online calling method.

"They can provide information and advice related to a breadth of digital tasks such as setting up a video call to chat with family and friends, and how to shop online along with other tech questions.

"We are also supporting third sector organisations and charities with a selection of issues such as training on how to use Zoom and Microsoft teams free of charge.

If you need any help, know of someone looking for support or looking for general advice you can get in touch by commenting on the post, sending me a private message or by one of the below methods

Phone: 0800 048 7642 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)

Email: v.scotland@abilitynet.org.uk

Website: https://abilitynet.org.uk

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