Leighton Buzzard high street

We work in partnership with Leighton-Linslade Town Council, as part of its 55Up Project, to help residents over the age of 55 to build digital skills and confidence.  Our approach is to collaborate with other community initiatives to reach those most in need of support. We also train volunteers and staff in local organisations to become Digital Champions, so that they can support people as part of their usual work.

The Leighton-Linslade offer

Support for individuals

We offer both in person support and support over the phone

The Digital Champion was lovely and very patient with me. He helped me with
my laptop and told me not to be frightened of it, just to have a go.

– Learner supported by a Digital Champion

“It was very successful, the lovely lady worked extremely hard and now it is
working perfectly. I am able to now use my laptop.”

– Learner who was supported in her own home by a Digital Champion
Free digital skills helpline0808 196 5883

Don’t hesitate to get in touch – even if you just want to find out more. Please leave a message. One of our team of trained Digital Champions will call you back and offer friendly, patient support over the phone.

In Person Support

Free, informal, support from our friendly, trained Digital Champions; these are in-person on the topics that you need help with, such as:

  • Online shopping
  • Connecting with friends or family (e.g. via WhatsApp or Zoom)
  • Keeping safe online
  • Booking online appointments
  • Photo storing and editing

Where and when?

  • Tuesday  10:00 am – 1:00 pm at The Chatty Café.
    • Just drop-in for free drink, cake and support
    • TACTIC Centre, 17 Hockcliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1EZ.
  • Wednesday 10:00-12:00 noon at CGS/NHS Community Café – Astral Park
    • Just drop-in for free drink, cake and support
    • Open to all and run by the Church of the Good Shepherd, supported by LL Health Connections.
    • Astral Park Sports and Community Centre, Johnson Drive, Leighton Buzzard LU7 4AY
  • Wednesday 11:00 – 2.30 pm at Leighton Buzzard Library.
    • You can pop in and book a slot for help using your own devices, or the computers in the Library.
    • Leighton Buzzard Library, Ground Floor Library Building, Lake Street, Lake St, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1RX
  • At home.
    • If getting out is difficult – we have a few sessions available each month for visiting people at home.
  • In the community.
    • We can also arrange to meet you in a community group, or at a place of your choosing.

Access Digital Support

To request free digital support, for you, or someone you know, in Leighton-Linslade, please complete our online referral form, phone our Freephone Digital Support Helpline on 0808 196 5885 or text 07575 977345

Referral Form

Support for organisations

In Leighton-Linslade, we support organisations by:

  • Providing Digital Inclusion training to help your staff and volunteers provide digital support to others. We call people who support others in this way ‘Digital Champions’
  • Sharing resources and running ‘share and learn’ sessions for Digital Champions.
Linslade River with boats, and people siting along the path