Cratus is proud to support Web of the Week, Community Interest Company, to help older people in the community get to grips with the web.
Over the past 8 months over 25,000 people have enjoyed Web of the Week, the free weekly webpage helping the older generation find safe, interesting and uplifting content on the internet and improving digital skills.
Every week the Community Interest Company selects 10 new things for people to watch, do and share such as learning about the RHS’s spectacular new Salford garden, following a couple’s campervan journey around the world, learning the cockney accent, understanding the basics of drawing, watching some brilliant pet videos, links to free games, suggestions for films and much much more.
One of last years’ favourite items was a feature on a National Library of Scotland website where people can compare maps of any UK town or village from 100 years ago with the current google satellite view.
They have also started a series of “Guy’s Guides” to help people with core digital skills such as podcasts, zoom and emails.
Guy Vellacott, the 26-year old co-founder of Web of the Week, said:
“It’s been an amazing last 8 months and we are really grateful for all the help and support we have received not just from Cratus but also from community groups, churches, a number of Local Authorities and charities such as Independent Age, Age UK and Good Things Foundation.
“But we know that there are so many more people that we could help so we now need to redouble our efforts to bring smiles to more people that may be feeling lonely, isolated or struggling with new technology.”
“We currently just don’t have the time or resources to make up each week’s edition and get the message out to care homes, community groups and individuals across the UK. So if anyone can help us spread the word through social media, newsletters or in any other way we would really appreciate the help.”
Web of the Week can be viewed at www.weboftheweek.com and they have a Facebook page at @weboftheweeksite and Twitter @web_of_the_week
For more information please contact Iain Vellacott at [email protected] or 07936 906 500.