On 27 January Positive Ageing in London (PAiL) held a workshop for older people to explore the different ways people may use the internet. After the workshop London Age UK launched their report ‘Wealth of the web: Broadening Horizons Online’. The report explores the obstacles older people face to getting online as well as their motivations for getting started and sets out a number of recommendations for the voluntary sector, the private sector, Government and older people themselves.
Are you an older person or do you know an older person who has recently started to use the internet? What was it that motivated you/them to start exploring online and were there any obstacles they had to overcome to get started?