About us

Welcome to Catbytes

Catbytes is a Community Interest Company based, and serving the borough of Lewisham. Our purpose is to support the local community with computer and internet related issues. Many people find the world of modern technology bewildering. We want to help them in two ways

  1. Make them more skilled at, and comfortable with, using smart phones, tablets, computers and the internet
  2. Give them a voice within the internet world (this is a two way relationship).


How do we do this?

Catbytes run various projects designed to engage people with computers and the internet. These include:

  • Techy Tea Clubs - social environments where people can learn more about how to use their devices.
  • The Show must go Online - Helping people who want to move their projects online using Zoom or a similar platform. We can help with choosing a webcam, getting the lighting right. We can also help with making recorded film and video editing.
  • Virtual Aid - over the phone support with digital queries
  • Any Old I/O - fixing donated devices so they can be used to help people who are isolated communicate with the outside world, or using them to create digital hubs that can be used by the public


We are always looking for people who would like to help teach basic digital skills on a one to one basis. Please check out our opportunities page for more information.