AGE UK

Trans-IT Project

Age Concern Trans-IT is about building intergenerational relationships by bringing older people in the community and younger people together through learning. Our Sixth Form Students help older people in Enfield to learn and develop IT skills. 

Due to funding expiring in May 2012, Age Concern Enfield now only works with our school for the TransIT Project. TransIT provides 1:1 tailored computer coaching and runs from from October to April each year. Through this informal learning environment, we find that both younger and older people benefit and learn a lot from each other.

The TransIt project aims to assist older people to access computers and the internet, promoting the older person’s independence. The service is free of charge and available to older people who feel they do not have the confidence to access group classes.

There is a designated Age Concern Project Manager who works with us, and who assesses the older persons learning goals and sets them up with a learning diary. The role of our students is also to help their older learner complete this diary on a weekly basis. The service is provided by building a positive and mutually beneficial relationship between the older and younger person with the younger person as the IT coach.

In recent years, St. Anne’s was featured in a BBC News article about the BBC’s Give an Hour Project

AgeUK Enfield also filmed the project, and this can be seen below: