Workshop: Introduction to the Internet


Free skills training given to local pensioners and retirees


The Camberwell and Peckham Conservatives have continued their tradition of helping the most vulnerable in our community.  This month we provided free specialist computer skills training to pensioners and retirees. The workshop provided valuable computer skills that give pensioners greater possibilities for communicating with their loved ones. As well as that, the workshop provided an opportunity to interact with new people and participate in the local community.

This free workshop, hosted by Camberwell & Peckham Conservative Association, aimed to empower pensioners wanting to make more use of their Internet and mobile phones. These tools can assist with the requirements of daily life more than perhaps many elderly people are aware. What is more, the opportunity to meet new people in the local community could be very helpful to many pensioners and retirees who live alone.

Coffee, tea and biscuits were provided in the first half hour. This ‘networking’ time allowed us to talk to everyone individually to find out what they were most interested in. “The session was really fun”, said Loanna Morrison, Association executive member and the event’s organiser. “We did this as part of Digital Unite week, a national campaign to encourage more people to ‘go digital’. Everyone who turned up enjoyed a cuppa and a chat and, I hope, picked up a few interesting tips.” 


Further details at:

Venue: Waterloo Action centre,14 Baylis Road, SE1 7AA 
Date:   On Monday 22 April 
Time: 1 1.00 am – 1.00 pm