About Getting Started
As part of our fight against digital exclusion, Age Action's Getting Started programme delivers training on computers, tablets and smartphones to people over the age of 55.
Since 2006 Age Action has trained over 20,000 older people in 12 counties with the assistance of thousand of volunteer tutors. The training takes place in small classes groups and runs in libraries, community centres, family resource centres, corporate offices, and housing complexes for older people.
Funding has come from a variety of sources such as government grants, private corporations, charitable foundations and Dublin City Council. The Getting Started programme has received government funding since 2009 under the Department of Communication, Energy and Natural Resources BenefIT scheme for digital inclusion.
Age Action is partnering with Dublin City University, National University of Ireland Galway, IRD Duhallow and 121 Digital to train people until December 2014 as part of the BenefIT 4 scheme.
Age Action runs classes in Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Monaghan, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Cork and Waterford. Our partners will run classes in Dublin, Wicklow, Meath, Galway, Kerry and North Cork.
121 Digital www.121digital.ie
DCU Intergenerational Project www.facebook.com/DCU.ILP
IRD Duhallow www.irdduhallow.com