AGE UK Lancashire and online retailer have teamed up to offer online tech classes for over 65s.

From online shopping and voice-activated technology to staying safe whilst browsing and buying, the free classes will help people to feel more confident in navigating the online world.

The first course will be held tomorrow at Life Church in Burnley.

Paul Kendrick, Managing Director of Studio Retail, said: “As a former catalogue business who have become digitally-focused, we remain loyal to our customers who still live an analogue lifestyle – many of whom are in the older demographic.

“We don’t want them to miss out on the amazing things online services can offer, so these classes will be just the start.

“Anyone with a friend or family member over 65, we’d actively encourage them to attend a session, have a cuppa and come away with plenty of new knowledge.”

John Verity, Digital Inclusion Development Manager at AGE UK Lancashire, added: “We’ve been offering a few online classes for a while, but these sessions with Studio will help us to reach so many more people across the region.

“This is a really important part of keeping older people connected with the outside world.”

Dates for future classes are to be confirmed.

Anyone who is interested in taking part in the online classes can register by calling Kitty Barraclough on 0161 234 9764.