iTea and Biscuits Week 2011
Communities 2.0 will be supporting Age UK’s iTea and Biscuits Week, which runs from September 19th – 25th.
iTea and Biscuits week is a UK-wide campaign to help older people make the most of the internet. In Wales, Communities 2.0 is working alongside Age Cymru to provide volunteers and equipment at a number of events.
In Carmarthenshire, there will be events at libraries in Carmarthen, Llanelli and Ammanford on the Monday, Wednesday and Thursday respectively. In Bridgend, tenants from a number of local residential complexes will be getting together to find out how to get more from their mobile phones and digital cameras. In Haverfordwest, the Carreg Las Explorer Scout Group (run by Communities 2.0’s very own Mike Beckett) will be running an event at a church hall in Haverfordwest.
More details on the iTea and Biscuits events that Communities 2.0 staff will be present at can be found on the Age UK website.
Recent figures from the Welsh Government showed that, in 2010, around 785,000 adults in Wales did not use the internet. Of these, 515,000 were older – i.e. people aged 50 and over. This shows how important it is for events such as iTea and Biscuits Week to succeed, in helping as many older people to get online as possible.
So, if you know an older person who lives near one of the iTea and Biscuits events that are being held in Wales, tell them about it, or even take them along to it. Or, if you fancy holding an event yourself, contact Age Cymru for more information.