Cambridge Online

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Cambridge Online is a charity that helps people improve their digital skills in a friendly, supportive community. You can book a free one-to-one session with a digital champion who will support you to learn new skills and feel more confident online.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • learning something new can give you a confidence boost;
  • you will develop digital skills which will open up many possibilities for learning and socialising online;
  • there are opportunities to volunteer in a role suited to your skills.


What to expect

Cambridge Online can help you to get online by teaching you digital skills. They can also support you to make the most of being online, for example searching and applying for jobs, improving literacy and numeracy skills, shopping online, using Facebook and socialising online.

You can book a one to one support session at the Cambridge Online offices at Allia Future Business Centre. Contact them on [email protected] or 01223 800450 to book your appointment. When you arrive at the Centre let the person at reception know you have arrived, they will direct you to the Cambridge Online offices on the 1st floor. There is a lift available. If you would like to see the layout of the Future Business Centre before your visit, you can take a virtual tour on this website.

There are PCs available at the Centre which you can learn on (including touch screen and height adjustable tables). If you would prefer to learn on your own laptop, tablet or smart phone you are welcome to bring this along.

Seniors Club – Computers, Coffee & Cake

There are drop-in Seniors Club sessions held at various locations around Cambridge, aimed at helping individuals aged 65+ with all things digital. You can ask for support for specific technical issues you may be having with your phone, tablet or computer, or alternatively receive some more general support.

Sessions are held at The Meadows Community Centre in Arbury, the Family Centre on Fisher’s Lane in Cherry Hinton, the Edge Cafe on Mill Road and Clay Farm Centre in Trumpington. Visit the website for information on days and times.


Cambridge Online offer a wide variety of adaptive technologies, including switches, screen readers and voice recognition software.

There are accessible toilets on site, the learning centre is wheelchair accessible and guide/assistance dogs are welcome.

Drop-in sessions are free for people who live in Cambridge City.

Volunteering opportunities

Cambridge Online relies on the help of volunteers to do their valuable work. There are various roles available:

  • Digital Champions/Skills Trainers – provide in-person or remote support for service users
  • Web Designers – help update and manage the website.
  • Social Media Volunteers – to help manage social media accounts.
  • Technical Support Workers – help get devices ready to go out to those who need them

Visit the volunteering page on their website for more information.


How to contact

Where to go

Allia Future Business Centre Cambridge Campus
Kings Hedges Road
Cambridge CB4 2HY

The Meadows Community Centre
299 Arbury Rd
Cambridge CB4 2JL

The Family Centre
Fisher’s Lane
Cherry Hinton

The EDGE Café 351 Mill Rd
Cambridge CB1 3DF

Clay Farm Centre

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