Libraries across Salford are hosting free sessions for over 50s to become more comfortable with technology.

The scheme, which is being led by Salford Community Leisure Venues, helps to educate older people on valuable new skills that can make their lives easier and improve their wellbeing. The library offers a positive and familiar social setting in which members can engage with SCL leaders and other members on anything from learning to use the internet, to online shopping, to just keeping in touch with family and friends.

Furthermore, as well as attending the session in person, members can tune into live sessions from the comfort of their own homes via Zoom. Tablets are provided to members for a small fee of £30, which is refunded at the end of the course if you choose to return the tablet, and tablets can be delivered to your home if you choose to attend via Zoom.

Graduates of the ‘Tech and Tea’ course can choose to become ‘Wellbeing Champions’ and volunteer to help deliver future courses.


The most recent courses began at Lower Kersal and Boothstown Libraries on the 7th of February and will take place there every Monday for five weeks from 1.30-3pm. The next course will begin at Ordsall Library on Monday 14th February at 1.30pm.

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