About the Charity.


Computer Friendly is a training organisation funded and managed by the charity St Albans and District Cafe Net. Cafe Net was founded in 2002 and for more than a year provided basic computer and internet training from a former chapel using volunteers.

The charity reformed at the end of 2003 by setting up Computer Friendly, with a new part time manager but the same volunteers. Now with two part-time staff members, we use Fleetville Community Centre, where the charity offers drop-ins, Information Advice & Guidance, 1st Steps in Computers, leisure and computer software courses. Longer courses are offered at local schools.

The prime objectives of the charity are to assist disadvantaged and excluded people in St Albans and District in gaining computer skills. These people could include the retired, unemployed or disabled from diverse groups. We aim to support appropriate individuals who would benefit from our unique style of learning. While most learners attend training courses in public venues, such as schools, the proposed outreach programme will assist those that need training in venues appropriate to their needs.

The charity is directed by a board of trustees and managed by a steering group comprising some trustees and appropriate partners and associates.