ACE IT Scotland

ACE IT encourages over 50s in Edinburgh to learn digital skills and stay safe online.

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ACE IT December Newsletter 04/12/2023

Our final newsletter of 2024 should be landing in your inbox today! To be the first to find out about what's going on at ACE IT, click the "subscribe" button in the top-left of the link below ⬇️

ACE IT December Newsletter

29/11/2023

As well as our digital skills coaching sessions in our Nicolson Square offices, we provide services at other areas in Edinburgh throughout the week, in collaboration with other community organisations.

Get Smart @ Hearts, HeartofMidlothianFC, Tuesdays 10am-12pm
The Heart of Newhaven, Wednesdays, 9:30am-12pm
Space to Be at Gyle Shopping Centre, Wednesdays, 2pm-4pm

If you are over 50 and interested in getting online or using your digital device, and these times and locations suit you, get in touch to book an appointment by calling 0131 667 2053 or emailing [email protected]!

Find out more about these partnerships here: https://aceit.org.uk/community-partnerships/

Retired nurse, 71, hit by parking fine because she can't download app | ITV News 20/11/2023

Every day, ACE IT sees older people struggling to access essential services because they have moved online or to a "digital only" model. Agnes' parking ticket is yet another example of digital exclusion among older people, and why there should always be alternatives offered to online or app-based services.

Retired nurse, 71, hit by parking fine because she can't download app | ITV News The ticket machine was broken and Agnes says she can't download the app used to pay. | ITV News West Country

09/11/2023

🚨Volunteers wanted! 🚨

We are looking for volunteers for our Moose in the Hoose service.

Moose in the Hoose volunteers attend care homes across Edinburgh once a week, between Mondays and Thursdays, to deliver fun and engaging activity sessions utilising digital devices and online services. This can include reminiscence activities, group quizzes or connecting with family and friends.

No professional qualifications are needed for this role, but confidence with everyday digital devices is a must, as is a passion for reducing loneliness among care home residents. Our experienced and friendly staff are always on hand to offer support when needed.

For more information and to apply, check out the Role Description below or contact us at [email protected]!

https://aceit.org.uk/moose-in-the-hoose-coach/

ACE IT November Newsletter 06/11/2023

Subscribers to the ACE IT email newsletter are often the first to hear about exclusive courses and workshops we run for older people in Edinburgh, on topics like photography and scams. We've just sent out the November edition - you can view it here, and click the button in the top left to subscribe!

ACE IT November Newsletter

Photos from ACE IT Scotland's post 02/11/2023

Residents at Inchview care home had a spooky time at the Moose in the Hoose Halloween party this week! Pictured are Outreach Worker Wafa with volunteers David and Alan. 🎃

Moose in the Hoose is an outreach project ran by ACE IT, which provides activities for care home residents using digital devices. To find out more, visit our website: https://aceit.org.uk/moose-in-the-hoose/

31/10/2023

Tech or treat?🎃

Don't let the digital world haunt you this Halloween! Whether you're tricked by technology, spooked by social media or creeped out by computers, ACE IT can help anyone over 50 needing help with digital devices. Just give us a call on 0131 667 2053 - we won't byte!

23/10/2023

This week, the BBC is running the campaign encouraging people to be aware of scams and the techniques scammers use, and what to do if you get scammed.

Find out more on the website here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bescamsafe

ACE IT provides training and information for older people on how to stay safe online and protecting yourself from scams. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out when the next sessions are running! eepurl.com/gO5m-z

18/10/2023

We hosted a great Online Safety event for over 50s yesterday as part of ! Good Things Foundation

To be the first to find out about future presentations like this, sign up to our monthly newsletter: https://eepurl.com/gO5m-z

10/10/2023

Thank you to Jason Leitch for an excellent presentation at SOPA Assembly 2023

10/10/2023

We are now at the Space to Be at Gyle Shopping Centre every Wednesday afternoon, including tomorrow (11th October)! If you are over 50 and need help with a digital device, or want to get online, call 0131 667 2053 or email [email protected] to book in.

09/10/2023

Inspiring and entertaining talk by Professor Jason Leitch at Scottish Older People's Assembly 2023.

Our own Alix McDonald, Head of CLL is speaking later today.

Hearts Innovation Centre: Get Smart @ Hearts, in partnership with ACE IT 05/10/2023

For over a year now we've been working with HeartofMidlothianFC's Innovation Centre to provide digital skills coaching. They've produced this lovely video featuring Outreach Worker Linda and some of our learners who have benefitted from the service.

For more information about Get Smart @ Hearts and other community partnerships, visit our website here! https://aceit.org.uk/community-partnerships/

Hearts Innovation Centre: Get Smart @ Hearts, in partnership with ACE IT Build your confidence with technology at Tynecastle every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm. To book phone 0131 667 2053 or email [email protected]

ACE IT October Newsletter 02/10/2023

We've just published the October edition of the ACE IT monthly newsletter. View it below!

To get future editions delivered straight to your inbox, click the "subscribe" button in the top left hand corner.

ACE IT October Newsletter

Photos from ACE IT Scotland's post 28/09/2023

This beautiful selection of photos were taken by ACE IT learners as a result of attending our first Photography course. They learned all about taking photos using a smartphone camera, and you can see the results!

If you are over 50 and interested in learning how to take great photos using your smartphone, subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to find out when the next course will be running! http://eepurl.com/gO5m-z

Photos from ACE IT Scotland's post 21/09/2023

We're so proud of our ACE IT Kiltwalkers who took on 5 and 15 mile Kiltwalks on Sunday to raise funds combatting digital exclusion among older people. They all had a great day and thankfully the weather stayed dry!

Their JustGiving pages are still open for donations, so if you can spare a couple of pennies to congratulate them you can do so below: https://www.justgiving.com/aceit

Lunchtime Live - 19/09/2023 - BBC Sounds 20/09/2023

Age UK have launched a campaign to combat digital exclusion among older people - . 2.7 million older people in the UK are excluded from essential services due to not using the internet.

ACE IT manager Iain appeared on BBC Radio Scotland yesterday to talk about this issue and the work ACE IT is doing to combat it. Catch up on BBC Sounds below, about 50 minutes in.

Lunchtime Live - 19/09/2023 - BBC Sounds News updates from Scotland and beyond, plus all your lunchtime sport, travel and weather.

19/09/2023

🚨Tomorrow! 🚨

Struggling with your phone, laptop or tablet? Want to get online?

ACE IT will be at the Space to Be in Gyle Shopping Centre from 2pm to 4pm TOMORROW (Wednesday 20th September), offering FREE digital skills support for anyone over 50. The Space to Be is located in the former Burger King in the Food Court at the Gyle. We can't wait to see you there!

13/09/2023

We're at Volunteer Edinburgh's Volunteer Recruitment Fair today at St Paul's and St George's Church on York Place, until 6:30pm! Come and say hi at stall number 21 and learn more about our volunteering opportunities helping older people to access the digital world. 💻

06/09/2023

🚨Today! 🚨

Struggling with your phone, laptop or tablet? Want to get online?

ACE IT will be at the Space to Be in Gyle Shopping Centre from 2pm to 4pm TODAY, offering FREE digital skills support for anyone over 50. The Space to Be is located in the former Burger King in the Food Court at the Gyle. We can't wait to see you there!

ACE IT Scotland September Newsletter 04/09/2023

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ACE IT Scotland September Newsletter We are trialling some digital skills support sessions at the Space to Be at Gyle Shopping Centre (located in the former Burger King in the Food Court). These are taking place this Wednesday 6th September and Wednesday 20th September, from 2pm to 4pm. Contact [email protected] or call 0131 667 2053 t...

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