Post Office Broadband and Google Digital Garage are coming to Cardiff to provide free digital support

This is a collaborative post, I will be attending the digital drop in session and am being paid for my time

Are you local to Cardiff? Do you want to improve your tech skills? Make sure you come along to Cardiff Central Library on the 3rd August for Post Office Broadband and Google Digital Garage’s Digital Drop In.

Recent research conducted by Post Office Broadband found that 73% of people in Cardiff would like to improve their tech skills. To help you with this, Post Office Broadband is teaming up with Google Digital Garage to help those in need by running a free workshop on 3rd August in Cardiff Central Library Hub.

The Digital Drop-In sessions will cover a variety of topics, helping people get started online and building their confidence, sessions on staying safe, and attendees can also bring along devices for hands on support to get the most from phones, laptops and other devices.

I’d like to think that I’m quite comfortable in using technology, but at the rate that it is developing I can see that one day in the future I will be left behind. Having taught my own mother how to use her smartphone, tablet and computer I’ve seen how difficult it can be for some people to grasp modern technology and this is why events like this are so important. It’s completely free and you could leave knowing so much more about how to use the technology that you struggle with.

Workshops will be held as one to one sessions and group workshops, and will cover topics such as ‘Device Advice’, ‘Staying Safe Online’ and ‘Getting Started online.’ They are free and open to anyone who wants to take part to grow their confidence online.  

The Post Office Broadband and Google Digital Garage Digital Drop-In will be held at Cardiff Central Library Hub on Friday 3rd August between 10am and 1pm.

For more information or to register your interest in attending, register here or call 0800 068 1791.

I’ll be there on the day to say hi and help you with any queries you might have! Do come and say hello! 

 

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16 Comments

  1. Laura
    August 6, 2018 / 1:08 am

    A friend of mine helped to developed the Google digital garage, and having been to some of their workshops myself I can’t recommend them highly enough.

    • August 6, 2018 / 8:51 pm

      Ah that’s so cool, the Google digital garage team were fantastic, couldn’t fault them!

  2. August 6, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    This is a really good idea – especially for younger or elder people who don’t know the many dangers of going online x

    • August 6, 2018 / 8:51 pm

      Absolutely, the Google team helped someone who was worried about their security online while I was there 🙂

  3. August 6, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    Sounds like a great way to learn as you get comfortable with being around people of similar skill levels!

    • August 6, 2018 / 8:50 pm

      Definitely! There’s support in knowing that other people need help too!

  4. ChelseaMamma
    August 6, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    This is great for the older generation. I am tech support for my mum but know she gets frustrated when I am not about

    • August 6, 2018 / 8:50 pm

      We saw a lot of people like that, their children had shown them what to do but they wanted to learn how to do things themselves too!

  5. Yeah Lifestyle
    August 6, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    What a great free course for the older generation to attend and be in touch with technology, totally support this. Wish this will be coming to our hometown soon.

    • August 19, 2018 / 5:31 pm

      Hopefully they will run them again and there will be one near you

  6. August 7, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    This is a great idea, I’ve found so many people struggle with technology and don’t know where to ask for help.

    • August 19, 2018 / 5:30 pm

      I think this is so true, it’s hard to know where to get the help you need, especially if you just have a couple of quite simple questions.

  7. August 7, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    Wow this is very brilliant idea. With world is turning in digital global village, such initiatives will help those who struggle with changing technology.

    • August 19, 2018 / 5:29 pm

      Definitely, it helps to make sure that no one is left behind

  8. August 7, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Such a good idea for those getting to grips with technology.

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