Sisters Teresa and Maggy recently braved the digital world recently to take a trip down memory lane.
As residents at one of Torus’ sheltered schemes, the ladies signed up to free computer sessions being delivered by the charity, Torus Foundation. Taking place across Liverpool, St Helens and Warrington, classes help people look for work, develop IT skills and more.
Angela, Community Investment Officer at Torus Foundation comments, “Sessions are tailored to meet the needs and abilities of the participants. We modified this particular class by introducing ‘A Life in Time’ which encourages residents to chat about where they grew up with family and friends then research memories online. As well using the computer, it’s helping to reduce isolation and people are having fun.”
Equipped with laptops, Angela helped Teresa and Maggy search online for images of the places being discussed and the sisters laughed as they remembered what it was like living in their block of flats. Tales were shared of how families were proud and looked after one another.
Teresa said, “We’ve loved searching for the photos, so many memories have come flooding back. This computer thing isn’t so bad!”
Torus Foundation is the charitable arm Torus, the North West’s largest affordable homes provider. Torus Foundation works with key partners to empower Torus tenants and the wider communities across Liverpool, St Helens and Warrington through a number of projects focusing on employment, health and wellbeing, money matters and digital inclusion.