This Autumn, The Old Library Cafe recieved a donation of two iPads through a scheme run by Healthwave. These iPads will be free to borrow in the cafe for people wanting to join a Zoom meeting, set up a social media profile, fill out an application or any number of needs. This scheme is supported by Barclays Digital Wings programme.
We are now looking to gather a group of Digital Friends who will be on hand to support those who need help using the iPads. We're looking for a small group of people who will be able to donate a small amount of time on a regular basis - maybe an hour a month, to be available to support people with their digital needs. We will will ask you to attend 6 half an hour sessions (see below) with a Digital Wings expert just to make sure everyone has the same information.
We'll provide you with free tea and cake while you're in the cafe helping.
If you're interested in signing up, please email

Session 1 - Using the iPad to surf the web, online shop, check emails, read the news, check the weather etc.

Interactive session, I will include how to develop those skills utilising digital wings also.


Session 2 - Setting up a Gmail or other email-provider account and how to access it

I have a presentation on how to set up Gmail, I will also include an element of how to communicate online.


Session 3 - Using Zoom or other video conferencing

Demonstration of Zoom and Teams, from the basics to setting up meetings.


Session 4 - Using online banking

Using Barclays Digital Demo’s I can show how to access/register for online banking and the Barclays App. Appreciate Barclays related but gives the understanding.


Session 5 - Accessing photos and getting them printed/stored/shared

I will look at the iPad for photography/Video but also online printing services.


Session 6 - Setting up a Facebook profile and using the platform

I will share features of a range of social media platforms but then also how to stay safe and being aware of one’s digital footprint.