Help for disabled and elderly people struggling with IT
There’s good news for disabled and elderly people struggling with computer problems as AbilityNet/ITCanHelp announced the recruitment of a new volunteer in Derry. Robert Woolmore, who has an honours degree in computing, is available to visit disabled and elderly people in their homes. The service is entirely free. He can assist with a wide variety of technical issues from choosing suitable equipment, setting up new devices, and troubleshooting when things go wrong. All devices are covered including home computers, tablets and smartphones. David Brew, the coordinator for Northern Ireland, welcomed Robert stating that there had long been a gap in provision in Londonderry and emphasised that Robert is a member of a UK wide team of volunteers who can offer each other support. While many problems encountered are straightforward, some require specialist expertise – that’s when teamwork can help. Our volunteers are carefully selected and undergo required disclosure checks. For more information about AbilityNet/ITCanHelp go to www.abilitynet.org.uk/at-home and if you require assistance telephone our free helpline 0800 269545. For more information contact: David Brew NI Coordinator 07802 725593 8 March 2018 Notes - about ITCanHelp AbilityNet is a registered charity and has over 20 years’ experience enabling people with disabilities to access technology and the internet at home, at work and in education. AbilityNet has worked with clients in the private, public and voluntary sector including many FTSE top 100 indexed companies. ITCanHelp is part of AbilityNet, a national charity, supported by IBM and Microsoft, specialising in computing for disabled and older people.