Free IT support for people over 50
18th March 2015
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Are you over 50 and having a few issues with your computer, or would just like some simple friendly advice on how to use it?

If the answer is yes, then you might be interested to know that most local and county libraries across Cambridgeshire now have what is known as a Computer Buddy.

You can book an hour free session aimed at helping with basic/beginner IT and general computer skills.  The sessions are led by enthusiastic volunteer tutors so you won’t get sold any additional services; it is all through the goodness of their own time.

You can also try a number of online guides at Digital Unite (, designed to help you become more familiar with your system.

The Computer Buddy system has been created by a partnership between Cambridgeshire Libraries and Community and Adult Services and is known as EngAGE.  The purpose of this partnership is to develop opportunities for people over 50.  In addition to the free computer support, it includes:

  • Monthly social and information events at local libraries
  • New opportunities to volunteer and support your local library
  • Meeting places for Knit and Natter knitting groups
  • Venues for some exercise opportunities


To read more about these free services, have a look at the following links:

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