Tag Archives: Internet

‘Wealth of the Web’ Report Launched

27 January 2014

Age UK London Calls for More to be Done to Help Get Older Londoners Online

Age UK London has today launched a report outlining recommendations for getting more of the 2.1 million older people in London online.

78% of Londoners aged over 75 are not online and a total of 661,000 people over the age of 55 in London have never used the internet; Wealth of the Web: Broadening Horizons Online tackles the issue of how to decrease these figures. Specific recommendations are made for older people themselves, the Age UK London Network, voluntary sector organisations, regional and local government, funders and those in the private sector.

The report looks at the obstacles to older people being online, which range from lack of interest to financial cost and lack of training and support as well as the drivers behind getting older people online which include family support and specific interests and hobbies.

‘81% of carers’ for abused children not trained in online

Tue 28 Jan 2014

The overwhelming majority of professionals who care for abused children admit they have had no training in how to help children recover from the online element, a survey revealed.

New app to help carers juggle tasks

25 January 2014

A new app has been developed for people who care for elderly or sick relatives.

The Jointly app, created by charity Carers UK, helps those looking after loved ones by keeping track of medication, appointments and tasks.