a 10 week introductory course for those tenants who want to learn the ‘basics’ of using their iPad, laptop or desktop for web search and email. After 10 weeks we’ll encourage you to move on to a Connected Group (Beyond basics – read more).
Computers, tablets and smartphones are now a lifeline for many of us in the current climate.
Come along whether you are a complete “beginner” or you need some additional lessons or tech support, whether it’s with a tablet, mobile phone or laptop.
Viewpoint Housing Association, Slateford Longstone Church and the Eric Liddell Centre Carer Support / Dementia Support are currently using our services.
Additionally, we support people in the community, who either self fund or qualify for support through grant funding whenever we manage to secure it.
Click on the tabs below for more information about: where you can access our services and the services that we offer.
We provide a professional service with suitably selected, PVG-checked, skilled staff as well as volunteer assistants.
Housing Associations, Community Groups or individuals interested in our Connecting People Programme should contact Mike Ellis on 07762 982 509 or 0131 228 5716 for more information.
46 Inverleith Gardens
2 – 4pm
23 Lynedoch Place
1.30pm – 3.30 pm
45 Maidencraig Cres
25 Salisbury Road
10 Cameron Crescent
Edinburgh EH16 5LB
2 pm – 4 pm
47 Gillespie Crescent
Edinburgh EH10 4HY
10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Abbeyhill / Holyrood
2 – 4pm
Tap into IT devised a new format for our Getting Connected Programme.
The biggest changes are the course options for beginners in both computers and mobile phones as well as tech support drop ins and groups for beyond beginners:
Tap into It Where You Are aspire to be inclusive of everyone who can benefit from access to the internet and learning basic computer skills.
If you have additional needs, you are very welcome to join the computer clubs. We’ll allocate a Volunteer to provide one to one support to those who need it. The Volunteers are all subject to
a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check rather than just a Standard Disclosure.
If, in your capacity as carer, you have someone in mind or have any questions about any aspects of the computer clubs, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
Our services generally run for 40 weeks of the year in 10 week blocks.
We offer a range of services to cater for different needs as you’ll have seen (- above). Our sessions run for 2 hours generally including time for a tea/coffee and a chat.
In our experience, people get to know each other and look forward as much to ‘social’ time as the informal ‘tech support’!
We can also offer additional one to one sessions for those requiring help to get started.
Contact Mike Ellis on 0131 228 5716 or 07762 982 509 for a no obligation chat in order to get an estimate.
What people say about our getting connected programme
Learned a lot of different things – even made labels for my Christmas cards and I have organised my photos. I have also found out about the NHS. Thankfully, don’t need it yet! Social side very good. Great fun Christmas party.
I come to the club for company and I learn about the laptop at the same time.
Very helpful and sociable tutors (especially Bob).
I like the company. I use the iPad all the time at home.