Tutored support

The Tech Ladder 

The Tech Ladder is a Social Enterprise in Beeston and Holbeck offering free digital skills support for anyone in the city. They offer training and advice by telephone, email, WhatsApp, Zoom, and online training. If you need help, call their friendly volunteers on 07864639037 Note: The Tech Ladder are able to offer support in various languages and can match volunteers with learners by language. The referrer should speak to The Tech Ladder on behalf of the learner in the first instance to ensure the right support can be arranged.

AND Digital

The Tech Ladder is partnering up with AND Digital to deliver remote sessions on Tech Basics. Each 1-hour session will cover a different basic digital subject, delivered via Google Meet. sessions take place 12 – 1pm, last working Monday of the month. To find out more about upcoming subjects, suggest a subject, or find booking details check The Tech Ladder Twitter page or contact them on 07864639037.

Age UK Leeds

Age UK Leeds are offering over the phone support to elderly individuals to assist them with video calling on WhatsApp, Facebook or Skype. They must have a landline and have a reasonable basic understanding of how to use a tablet or smartphone. They can have an Android or Apple product and  can live anywhere in the Leeds area. An Age UK Digital Champion will call the older person at a pre-arranged time to try and assist them to get connected. If needed, each session can last for up to one hour (if the service user wants or needs that amount of time). More than one session can be available. The Digital Champion will absolutely do their best, but cannot guarantee success due to the challenges of training over the phone. To refer someone, book an appointment, or for more details, contact Sarah at 07562 437042.

AbilityNet 

AbilityNet’s ITCanHelp volunteers provide free IT support to older people and people with disabilities of any age. ‘Disabilities’ includes people with learning disabilities, people with sensory impairments, people with Dementia and memory issues, older people etc. Their volunteers are all disclosure-checked and can help with all sorts of IT challenges, from setting up new equipment, fixing technical issues, showing you how to stay connected to family and use online services. 

Leeds Irish Health and Homes 

Free interactive online digital skills support sessions open to all, delivered Thursdays 1.30 – 2.30pm. For more information and to join contact 0113 2625614 

Leeds Libraries 

Send your digital question in via Facebook or Twitter message and a Librarian will help you there and then or call you to arrange an appointment if the enquiry is more complex.

Get Technology Together 

GTT have taken their classes online and are able to offer telephone support to get you started. Check the calendar for classes and register on their website – GTT will be in touch within 24 hours with details of how to join the online sessions. Alternatively call or email GTT at 07754 391498 / info@gtt.org.uk