Never to late to wish everyone Happy New Year

It seems a while ago now, but before Christmas I popped into the Richmond Hill Community Centre, to take part in their GTT session.

I found an invaluable community resource helping people to brush up their digital skills, build confidence, meet others and participate in a learning environment.
People came along with different abilities and needs, yet it all seemed to work, and everyone got something from the session.

One person was in the process of learning to video call his overseas relatives using Skype. Another to navigate a new Smartphone and to use text messenger (SMS) for the very first time! More experienced users came along for help with specific issues.

While the session was led by an experienced facilitator what was also evident was the level of informal Peer Support. People with more experience were helping those with less. This is great as it can be empowering for both the learner and the helper.

Feel free to come along to the new drop-in sessions starting running every Monday from 11am to 1pm. Everyone is welcome at the Richmond Hill Community Centre, Long Close Lane, Leeds, LS9 8NP

Article written by GTT Volunteer, Vicky.

Drighlington Digital

The Digital Access Point at Drighlington now enters its enter it’s second year. This year offering technology life skills sessions each week alongside the Digital Access Point. The project has been very popular. GTT is now partnering up with the Drighlington Methodist Church to launch 2 new projects “Staying Well at Winter” and “Stepping Out” both of these project aim to help the local community by bring people together to meet socialise and learn a bit more about how to get the best out of their technology in a friendly comfortable community space.

Anyone can drop-in and bring their own devices or use our laptops to access the free WiFi on site. The Coffee Pot Café is always open when the sessions are running and many people stay afterwards to join in the games session which include cards, darts, table tennis and a quiz every week.

The project has just launched its Drighlington Digital Facebook Page  and you can visit and post messages.

New Digital Hub coming to South Leeds……..Training, Support and Guidance for All

GTT are currently working on a project to bring a digital open access facility to South Leeds, it will include open access computers, training and support on all things tech, i.e, Digital Cameras, Computers,  Smart phones, Tablets. Help on problems such as getting photos off your camera or phone, configuration of your new iPhone or Android device. Don’t know how to use Windows 7 or 8, then come along, we can help you….soon Windows 10 will be around. Want to learn how to use the internet, shop on line, not confident about spending on line…we can show you how to do it safely and securely. It will also be the location of a Work Club, so if you need to search for work, you can use our facility and also get help and guidance on CV’s and writing cover letters. jobsIf you are interested in helping, or joining  or just want more info…leave your mobi number in the comments…camera tab and lappy