The Getting Started Keep In Touch (KIT) from Age Action helps older people improve their digital literacy skills.

Stay connected, informed and safe

A charity has reconfigured its supports and services to ensure older people are prioritised, protected, informed and supported during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Age Action has responded to the Covid-19 emergency by reallocating and scaling up its resources and has devised a Connect, Inform and Support approach to it.


The Age Action Getting Started Keep In Touch (KIT) is a national learning initiative to help older people improve their digital literacy skills, so they are more connected, informed and supported particularly during periods of social distancing. The Getting Started KIT will also help people who have digital literacy skills – they can use the KIT to tutor someone who needs help.

For more information call 01-4756989 or visit


There is a huge amount of information available about how to protect yourself from Covid-19, what supports are in place and how you might plan to manage through the pandemic. The information service is open from 9.30am-1.30pm and 2.30pm-4pm, Monday-Friday on 01-4756989 or email


The Home Safe initiative, from Age Action’s Care & Repair team, provides additional supports to older people, enabling them to transition quickly out of hospital into their own homes, ensuring that their home is safe while also supporting our hospitals to respond to the Covid-19 health crisis.

Age Action is also providing an emergency response for urgent repairs and other supports for older people in order to ensure people can remain safely in their own homes.

Phone 021-206739 from 9am-5pm, Monday–Friday for more about the Home Safe service.