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Beginners Computer and Smartphone Training

This page will help people who are new to using computers, smartphones and the internet find information and services that may be of interest to them.

Please find below some of our training guides that are suitable for older people and learners who need plenty of support and encouragement.

We would be delighted for anyone to make use of these resources and would appreciate it if Age Action could be credited.

Please click here to view the Social Computing for the Community website.

Note: Links to external websites are included on this page. Age Action is not responsible for the contents of external websites.

 

Budget Emergency Measures Protect Older Persons This Winter But €12 Increase in the State Pension is a Cut in Spending Power

(Tuesday 27 September 2022) Age Action welcomes emergency measures in Budget 2023 to help older persons cope with the cost of living this winter. The announced double pension payments and the electricity credits are a welcome recognition by the Government that many older persons are struggling with basic costs like food, energy and running a car in rural Ireland. In addition, lump sum payments for those living alone or in receipt of Fuel Allowance will target those who are most at risk of poverty.