OLDER people in Silsden can brush-up on their tech skills thanks to free ‘Tea and Tablet’ classes.

The sessions help participants with the likes of using emails, downloading apps and keeping safe online.

Behind the initiative is the Friends of Silsden Town Hall Cobbydale Connected programme, in partnership with Worth Connecting. It follows on from a successful tablet loan scheme.

Silsden Town Hall chairman, Paul Kilgallon, said: “We’re grateful for the partnership with Worth Connecting, which has provided telephone and face-to-face training. Our fantastic tablet loan scheme is due to the generosity of the Keighley Community Health Grant – supported by Give Bradford, the BG Campbell Trust Fund and Power to Change – which enabled us to purchase more than 15 tablets for Silsden over-55s. We look forward to continuing to offer training sessions and expanding our tablet loan scheme so more residents can access technology and feel confident using it.”

To participate in training or borrow a tablet, contact 01535 959561 or cobbydaleconnected@silsdentownhall.org.uk.