Age UK Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly have collaborated with Reflex Marine to provide access to computers for older people in Cornwall.
Global marine access company, Reflex Marine provided laptops to the charity to support their iTea and Biscuits scheme which aims to introduce people to the internet and increase digital skills.
Age UK Cornwall and the IOS, who work to improve the wellbeing of people later in life, have been running the session since July 2016 and have now rolled them out to their day centres in Newquay, Truro and Falmouth.
With their head office in Truro, UK, Reflex Marine, global offshore access specialists, wanted to engage further with their local community.
Sarah Buckley, Office Manager at Reflex Marine, said:
‘We are delighted that our surplus IT equipment will be put to excellent use. We hope the computers will help the iTea and Biscuits programme impact on more members of the community, helping people connect globally and increasing their digital skills.”
Nigel Clark, Director of People & Estates, from Age UK Cornwall & the IOS said:
‘We really appreciate the fantastic donation from Reflex Marine and the equipment will positively impact our iTea & Biscuits programme across Cornwall, increasing the amount of coverage and sessions we can offer. Our programme helps older people gain basic skills and confidence in I.T, combats social isolation, and allows individuals to form friendships that can support each other in an ever-changing digital world.’
The sessions take place at:
- Newquay Day Centre, Crantock Street, TR7 1JR – every Friday from 1st July (1.15pm – 2.15pm)
- Falmouth Day Centre, Killigrew Street, TR11 3PN – every Monday from 11th July (1pm – 3pm)
- Truro Day Centre, St Clement Street, TR1 1EQ – every Tuesday from 19th July (10am – 12pm)
If you know someone who is interested in attending one of the iTea and Biscuits sessions, you can contact:
Donna at Newquay on 01637 876150
Lucy at Falmouth on 01326 316880
Mandine at Truro on 01872 279279