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Useful things to know about Hello Hackney 50+ drop-in and podcast

Have you got a phone, tablet, or any other digital gadget that you don’t quite understand?
We can fix it at our weekly drop-in.

Discover new ways to use your phone or tablet.
Our drop-in workshops will help you become more creative and more independent

Do you need help understanding the Internet?
What's good? What's safe? What isn't?
Learn how to use it safely and sensibly with us

Learn and share with other older people.
Our long experience shows that
it's the best way to learn.

Learning about new technology should be a community activity - not isolated learning at home. We help each other at the 50+ IT drop-in.

The Hackney 50+ IT drop-in is a co-designed grassroots project - developing a successful digital inclusion model for more than 12 years

We have an outstanding volunteer team of older people with more than 100 years of Internet experience between them - supplemented by teams of enthusiastic younger professionals.

You might be excited by the Internet, you might be confused or irritated - but if you have already had a life without digital technology, the 50+ IT drop-in is where you should be.


Temporarily suspended from Easter 2019

We have suspended the Friday afternoon drop-in — hopefully for a short period — until we have found a way to pay the £100 per week room hire

How to contact us

50+ IT Dropin contact
  • Email –
Hello Hackney pop-up podcast
Hello Hackney social media

Where and when

50+ drop-in venue
50+ IT drop-in days and times
  • Every Friday afternoon, 2 to 5 pm.

Web addresses

The drop-in blog (you are looking at it now)
The main website (our shop window)

What you can do

How we protect your privacy on this website

  • This website does not collect or use personal data from our users.
  • This website does not set cookies for people who have not logged in.

Management & funding

  • The Hackney 50+ IT Drop-in at Whitmore Community Centre was assisted for more than 18 months by funding from Connect Hackney. During that period (until 25 July 2018), the project was managed by City & Hackney Carers’ Centre — for all older people in this area.
  • Right now (January 2019) we have no funding — which is inconvenient, but we don’t let it get in our way.