Get Online – Folk Hall Digital Café!

The Digital Cafe offers dedicated face to face support from the Keeping Digital Foundation volunteers. Running every third Thursday of the Month alongside Open House, residents and users of the Folk Hall will be able to pop across for a warm drink and to ask any questions. Just bring along a device and the volunteers will help you to get online by solving problems and offering support to use services like the NHS app, iPlayer or get help setting up a phone. There will also be wider support available at the Digital Cafe and Open House for you to take advantage of.

Folk Hall Digital Cafe

Where: Folk Hall, New Earswick, York

First Cafe: 16 November 2023 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

(on the third Thursday of every month)

The Digital Café will be running alongside Open House. Organised by the JRHT communities’ team, Open House is held weekly in the newly refurbished and fully accessible Discovery Room at the Folk Hall, every Thursday between 10am and 12noon. All are welcome and greeted by a friendly face. Come along for a chat, enjoy free drinks, read a newspaper and fid out what’s in the community.

There will also be access to the National Databank, offering free SIMs and data cards, to support you to get online.

This relaxed space is ideal to get friendly tech help no matter what the problem is and how long it may take.

This is the 6th Café launched by Keeping Digital Foundation and continues the fantastic work they are already doing across York. For residents in JRHT managed properties and the community outside of New Earswick there are cafes running at Tang Hall Explore Library, Sanderson House in Chapelfields, St Wulstan in Heworth, York Stadium, and at St Sampsons in the York City Centre.

You can find out more about the Digital Cafes here:

Folk Hall Digital Cafe | Digital Inclusion | York (

Digital Cafes | Digital Inclusion Support | York (

Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust have partnered with Keeping Digital Foundation to run this Digital Cafes at the Folk Hall.