Wales Co-operative Centre

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Are you helping older people get online?

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Communities 2.0 have produced a list of websites that older web users may find interesting or useful. We’ve found this handy to pique their interest and to get them started.


  • Amazon
  • uSwitch

Getting and keeping in touch

  • Webmail – e.g. Gmail or Yahoo! mail
  • Skype
  • Facebook

News websites

  • BBC
  • Twitter
  • Guardian

Local classifieds

  • Gumtree
  • Freecycle
  • Trovit


  • WordPress
  • Livejournal
  • Blogger


  • Twitter
  • Posterous
  • Tumblr


  • GransNet – conversational forum for older people
  • Saga website
  • IDF50 (I Don’t Feel Fifty)
  • Digital Unite – IT advice and discussion for older people


  • Your doctor’s surgery – making appointments online
  • Your local library – renewing library books online
  • UK crime map
  • Google Earth
  • UK Census Online
  • NHS Direct – health information
  • Manage your bank account online
  • iPlayer for BBC TV show and film playback
  • Metoffice – check the weather
  • Flickr – put your photos online
  • YouTube – videos
  • Yahoo! Answers – ask and answer questions on just about anything
  • DirectGov – renew car tax online and much, much more related to public services e.g. clean beaches map, consumer rights, pensions and travel

Download a copy of the PDF

Communities 2.0 have produced a series of How to guides. Read How to save money online – offers and vouchers websites for a guide to the coupon websites.
For more information and support with getting online and using new technologies, visit


Written by C Kenzie

July 5, 2011 at 9:23 am

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