The world is increasingly becoming more and more reliant on digital, which has accelerated since the pandemic. By keeping in touch with the latest technology, not only will it help you in the future keep your independence it may also be crucial in terms of future job prospects, accessing healthcare, communicating with family and friends and saving you money. For example households offline are missing out on savings of £560 per year from shopping and paying bills online.
The majority of people within the UK are online, although there is still a significant proportion of people who are not; 18%of over-64s do not have access, but so too are those in lower socio-economic households (11%). Reference Ofcom 2021
Online centres network
Places you can get online for free.
BT low tarrifs
Uswitch low tariffs broadband
Age UK - help getting online
Get online week
Taking place each October, Get online is a a social change charity, helping people to improve their lives through digital.
Local Council courses
Most local authorities have courses in person to help those increase their digital skills. Search for your local council and then search for 'getting online'