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Macclesfield – Getting started Internet resources

What is this page for?

It’s a collection of resources provided by Frances Bell for those who have recently acquired a phone, tablet or computer that connects to the Internet. There are local Macclesfield activities and events where you can get help or training (some of them free), and online resources. Wherever you see some text in blue and underlined, you can click on it to take you the linked web page.

If you have any queries or want to tell me about resources that I haven’t included, please contact Frances via this page.

Places local to Macclesfield where you can find support

Macclesfield Library:

The Library runs IT buddy sessions on Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons that cost £2 per session for one hour of one-to-one support. Contact the Library to book or for more information about their services. They also offer computers, wifi access and resources via People’s Network Computers. You can get access to so much ranging from streamed music to Local and Family History.

IT Drop-in at Shopmobility

Disability Information Bureau offer IT Drop-in Monday to Friday, 12-4 p.m. at Shopmobility, Churchill Way , Macclesfield more information.


AgeUK Macclesfield offer courses, one to one sessions, and Drop-ins (Monday 10am to 12 noon and Wednesday 3.30pm to 4.30pm) – more information.

Macclesfield College

Macclesfield College runs a variety of Computing courses at different levels and  different topics. Contact the college for more information or to book a place.

Online Resources

Silversurfers (general)

AgeUK – Staying Safe Online

Getsafeonline helps you protect yourself and your computer when you are online. It’s a good place to check out if you are thinking about doing online shopping or banking.

Free online courses from the Tinder Foundation on using a computer, browsing the web, sending an email and finding work online

BBC Webwise – video and other resources to help you get started on the Web and watch TV programmes and films online.

Barclays Digital Eagles – online resources and face to face events provided by Barclays Bank.