Computer training

Newydd runs IT workshops to help our tenants gain new skills. You can even gain a qualification if you wish! We have Digital Champions who are trained to help support their local community through Digital Drop-in sessions. We also offer a scheme where tenants can loan computers to help prevent people from being digitally excluded. We also run "I-Tea and Coffee" mornings in all our independent living schemes to help older people to get online.

Digital Drop-in Classes

Come along to one of the classes below to get computer support. There is no need to book, just come along any time during the below times. Here's a film to explain what it's all about. 

The Vale of Glamorgan

  • Barry Library, Barry CF63 4RU. Mondays, 10am - 12pm
  • Aberaeron Community Hub, Aberaeron Close, Barry CF62 9BT. Tuesdays 9.45am - 11.45am
  • Dinas Powys Library, Fairoaks, Dinas Powys. CF64 4QR. Mondays, 10am - 12pm.
  • Llantwit Major Library, Boverton Road, Llantwit Major. CF64 1XZ. Tuesdays, 10am - 1pm.
  • Margaret Alexander Community Centre, Barry. CF62 7HU. Wednesdays, 1pm - 3pm.
  • Age Connect Cafe, Holton Road, Barry CF63 4HD. Thursdays, 10am - 1pm.
  • Penarth Library, Stanwell Road, Penarth. CF64 2YT. Thursdays, 10am - 1pm.
  • Rhoose Library, Fontygardy Road, Rhoose. CF62 3DS. Fridays, 10am - 1pm.
  • Cowbridge Library, Old Hall, High Street, Cowbridge. CF71 7AH. Fridays, 2pm - 5pm.

Rhondda Cynon Taff: Digital Fridays

  • Aberdare Library, Green Street, Aberdare. CF44 7AG. Fridays 10am - 12pm.
  • Ferndale Library, High Street CF43 4HR Fridays 10am - 12pm 
  • Hirawun Library, High Street CF44 9SW Fridays 10am - 12pm
  • Mountain Ash Library, Knight Street CF45 3EY Fridays 10am - 12pm
  • Pontypridd Library, Library Road CF37 2DY Fridays 10am - 12pm
  • Tonypandy Library, De Winton Street CF40 2QZ Fridays 10am - 12pm
  • Rhondda Communities First Office, Bute Street, Treorchy CF42 5PE Fridays 10am - 12pm
  • Porth Library, Porth Street CF39 9RT Fridays 10am - 12pm
  • Hapi Hub, Masefield Way, Rhydyfelin CF37 5HQ Fridays 10am - 12pm
  • Hafod Community Office, 36 Maes Ganol, Maes yr Awel, Rhydyfelin CF37 5EQ Fridays 10am - 12pm
  • Capel Farm Resource Centre, Heol Ty Llwyd, Tonyrefail CF39 8LW Fridays 10am - 12pm
  • Rhydyfelin Methodist Church, Poplar Road, Rhydyfelin CF37 5LS. Wednesdays, 1pm - 3pm (accredited training) 

Loan a computer

Get Online at Home is part of Newydd's digital inclusion programme where a loan scheme is used alongside a Microsoft initiative. Newydd purchase laptops as part of the Get Online consortium and tenants who attend five digital drop-ins or have completed an accredited course through Newydd are then eligible to borrow a recycled laptop and dongle for up to three months, with the opportunity to purchase it through a credit union. This allows tenants to gain confidence in their digital skills and access the internet in an affordable way.


John Dowden above receives tuition from Scott Tandy from Newydd.

Janet Rees purchased a laptop after taking part in the Loan IT scheme, she said, "In comparison to others in my class my level of knowledge wasn't as good as the others, therefore I registered with the scheme. From the first day I took the equipment home I could see massive improvements in my confidence and skills and I then enquired about purchasing one through Get Online at Home."

As a result Janet is now secretary of her own depression busting group and writes letters, creates posters and researches local services online.

If you want more information on the digital drop-in classes or on the loan scheme above, all you need to do is call us on 02920 005479, email or fill in the form below. 

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