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 Registered in England number 04398683                        Registered Charity number 1096433

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Computer Friendly

Our students come from St Albans, Harpenden, Redbourn, Markyate, Flamstead, Hemel Hempstead, Kinsbourne Green, Wheathampstead, Sandridge, Marshalswick, Smallford, Chiswell Green, Park Street, Napsbury, Bricket Wood, London Colney, Colney Heath, Radlett, Frogmore  

Computer Friendly St Albans
has been honoured with the
Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service,
The MBE for Volunteer Groups


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Corona virus temporary measures

Unfortunately all our Drop–In Centres are still closed, and will remain closed for the foreseeable future because of the Corona Virus.  Also we will not be running courses face-to-face until it is safe to do so for all our students.  

However we are still here to help you…

Having issues with your technology?

We will try to help, by email or over the phone.

Email courses@cfsta.org

Call 01727 617359*

* Monday, Wednesday or Friday,
  10.00am - 1.00pm or leave a message.

Online Help, Advice and Courses

Computer Friendly want to continue helping you, though we can’t meet you face-to-face at present.

Please go to the page Online Help where we have collected some courses, tutorials and videos to help you get the best out of your device.

During this time of isolation it’s important to stay in touch with family and friends: go to our page, Staying in Touch, for help on doing so online.


Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

On Monday 3 August, in the magnificent setting of St Albans Cathedral, Computer Friendly, was officially presented with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive.

Inevitably, COVID-19 affected the ceremony, however the restricted number of people allowed to attend, socially distanced, as well as interested on-lookers, enjoyed the moving occasion under sunny skies.

In the first physical event he has attended since the beginning of lockdown, the Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Robert Voss, CBE, made the presentation on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen. He said that he was extremely proud of all the winners of this prestigious award in the county, which is known as the MBE for Volunteers. It was especially significant for Computer Friendly given the pandemic, as it supports inclusion by ensuring that elderly and disadvantaged local residents are less isolated.

Rosemary Farmer, past Major of Harpenden, who had originally nominated Computer Friendly, said, ”I was delighted to nominate Computer Friendly for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.”

Deputy Lieutenant, Stuart Nagler, alongside Deputy Lieutenant Penny Williams praised Computer Friendly saying “I am delighted to be present to see Computer Friendly get a very well-deserved and highly prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. They excelled in meeting the criteria required - good governance, sustainability, big impact in their community and most important truly volunteer-led.”

On 2 June, the day of the announcement, Computer Friendly held a celebratory Zoom meeting with many important guests.  To see what people said please go to our Queens Award for Voluntary Service page.

Little Booklet of Phone ScamsLittle_Book_of_Scams.pdf

Online Watch Link (OWL) your online Neighbourhood Watch, have circulated this simple guide on how to avoid getting caught in a scam.

It’s up to all of us to contact those we know who are not often online to make them aware by a phone call, that there are unscrupulous people who are taking advantage of the current crisis.