Residents at Bradley Court, Newton Abbot have been trying out the latest touchscreen technology at an iPad training course held in Bradley Court’s community room. The six week course was funded by our Can-Do fund to help older people access more online services and ways of staying in touch with relatives.
Paula Birbeck, director of services said: “We are doing a lot of work to help more of our residents to get online. We have a lot of people in our homes that do not have access to the internet and computers, or do not know how to use them. It is often those who are older or those on low incomes that find themselves being excluded from many online services and schemes, which could help them save money and connect them with their friends and families more frequently. Touchscreen tablets, like the iPad, are designed to be easy to use and this course offered training on Facebook, e-mail, Skype and shopping on the internet safely.
“Our Can-Do fund is money that comes from any savings we make; this money is then put straight back into services and projects like this that help enhance the lives of our residents.”
Photograph L-R Vi Shrubb, John Livingston, Margaret Morris, Martin Hubbard (trainer), Molly Carter and Ron Paston.