Covid-19

Covid-19

In line with Government recommendations Computer Friendly have cancelled all courses and drops-in until the recommendations regarding social distancing have been relaxed and it is safe for people to start congregating in small groups again. As an interim measure we are providing some limited phone in services from the people who run the regular drop in services. More details can be found here.

Heroes of Hertfordshire

Heroes of Hertfordshire

In addition to the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service we are delighted to have received a “Heroes of Hertfordshire” certificate from Robert Voss, Lord-Lieutenant, as thanks for the support we have given the people of Hertfordshire in recent times.

Coronavirus Temporary Measures

Having issues with your technology?
We will try to help, by email or over the phone
Email courses@cfsta.org  or call 01727 617359  Mon, Wed or Fri; 10.00am – 1.00pm or leave a message

Computer Friendly during COVID

What have Computer Friendly done during COVID restrictions?

2020 was a challenging year in so many ways. Computer Friendly had to adapt nearly everything we did to be able to support those who were in need, isolated and vulnerable.

  • Helped 93 people over the phone or via email to resolve their device issues.
  • Gave away over 65 free Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones.
  • Supported Herts Leavers from Care; Herts Refugees; Herts Carers; MIND in Mid Herts people with mental health issues, and some people who have suffered abuse and domestic violence.
  • Ran our first few courses/workshop online (via Zoom) on Excel, Word and Zoom, and we have 5 more courses and workshops starting soon.
  • Started a trial of a Covid safe Drop-in at the Quaker Meeting House, Harpenden, although we’ve had to pause it due to Lockdown.
  • Started work on a new website and a review of our client database system.
  • Recycling donated laptops over the summer proved very beneficial to some isolated families and now we have 5 volunteers involved in data cleansing and upgrading old laptops.

The Office of The Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire has complimented us for our efforts, “ You really were and continue to be worthy of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service”.