Exmouth & District

Additional help

Here are some suggestions on ways to get additional help:

  • Exmouth Library and other Devon libraries occasionally offer drop-in sessions or workshops on specific computer-related subjects. This has been done locally at Exmouth Library in the past in conjunction with Learn Devon in Victoria Road, Exmouth, sometimes using the Learn My Way materials (see section above). The relevant websites are https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/exmouthlibrary and https://www.learndevon.co.uk/centres/exmouth. Exeter Library currently offers free IT drop-in sessions every Wednesday and also some courses for beginners based on Learn My Way – see https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/exeterlibrary
  • The charity AbilityNet can provide free computer support to older people and disabled people of all ages. Its main focus relates to getting things set up and going (not training), and there is only one volunteer in East Devon at present. The website is https://abilitynet.org.uk/, and the freephone number is 0800 269 545. The website also offers some very useful online resources relating to accessibility in particular – see https://abilitynet.org.uk/free-resources and https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk
  • If there is sufficient demand, Exmouth & District U3A may be able to organise occasional computer clinics for members. If you may be interested in this at some stage in the future, please let me know by email at website@exmouthu3a.org.uk
  • And don’t forget that one of the easiest ways to find out more or to get solutions to your computing issues or problems is to type a topic or well-constructed question into a search engine such as Google. But make sure that any information you may act on is from a trusted source!