In return, the younger people who are keen to try volunteering – some, for the first time – will inspire older people about the transforming effect of technology and the internet. Through sharing, meeting (and eating!) the project aims to reduce isolation in older people and bridge both the generational and digital divides.
The project is the brainchild of UK Online who run more than 3800 community-based UK Online Centres around the country helping people get started with computers and the internet. It is backed by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) via the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).
For more information: http://www.ukonlinecentres.com/