Waltham Forest Digital Month

Digital @ Waltham Forest Connecting communities and unlocking opportunities

Help using the internet

If you'd like help using computers or the internet, or if you'd like to develop your skills further, there are lots different options available for you in Waltham Forest.

To find out more about any of these opportunities and more, just scroll further down this page.

Support includes:

  • - free internet and computer drop in sessions running in our libraries 
  • - community centre activities
  • - silver surfer' classes run by Age UK for older people

These sessions are supported by volunteers known as Digital Champions, who help local people to use the internet and access the benefits of being online.

If you enjoy using the internet and like helping people, you may want to become a Digital Champion yourself.

Another way of learning more about being online is to enrol in a course at Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service or Waltham Forest College.


Digital Champions Network

The Digital Champions Network is an exciting initiative to create a team of volunteers who can help their local community to be online.

If you are passionate about the internet then you can become a local Digital Champion and you don’t even need to be an IT whizz! Find out more about what it’s like being a Digital Champion in our case study.

Find out more

Free internet support sessions

Find out about what support is available to help you get online. Nearly all sessions are free of charge and are based in libraries and other community buildings.

Search for internet support sessions

Get online at your local library

Computer and internet access is free at all Waltham Forest libraries giving you access to the world of online information. You can also get access to popular applications such as Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint.

Find out more about using our libraries to access the internet.

Adult learning courses

Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service offers a range on courses that can help you with using computers for work and leisure. These include Computing for Beginners and Computer Skills for Work.

To find out more visit the “Find a Course” section of the Adult Learning Service website.