R is an 80 year old lady who lives in Currie, and was referred by ’Local Opportunities for Older People’ (’LOOPS’).
She is a widow whose family, though supportive, aren’t local.
She doesn’t drive and generally only goes out when someone can go with her.
The tutor completed 6 sessions of 1 hour with her in her own home, using a tablet and mifi device and left these with her so she could ‘practice’ in between sessions.
R’s particular interest is online shopping so we used the Sainsbury’s site to get the hang of navigating online.
Similarly the tutor picked up on some of her other interests and got her to ‘Google’ these.
By the third session she was convinced of the benefits and by the fourth, had purchased her own device and got broadband (after we’d discussed options and with the help of her family too).
She now has an email address and has registered with Sainsburys. She and her befriender have started coming to our Computer Club with at Old Farm Court sheltered housing complex in Colinton.
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