Astonishingly, according to Office for National Statistics, in the first three months of 2015, 11% (5.9 million) of adults in the UK had never used the Internet.
Many of these are on low incomes such as the homeless, refugees, the elderly and disabled people. These figures are even higher amounts those living below the poverty line as majority of disadvantaged people still have no access to a computer. Without access to the Internet there is a severe barrier to gaining employment and connecting with family and friends. Furthermore, they are disadvantaged through not being able to perform bureaucratic tasks online or access cheaper deals for utilities and shopping. There is also a cost to the economy in that non-Internet users cost more for local Councils to service, as an example.
SocialBox.biz is remedying this situation to support the most needy through redistributing disused but still working laptop computers and donating to those disadvantaged groups through a number of partner charities. The charities concerned support people such as the homeless, refugees, the elderly and disabled people.
How you can help
Any organisation using computers from time to time have computers that that are a bit slow for business purposes may well be able to have its life extended for people mentioned above via our donation service. Working equipment such as printers, routers, phones etc have residual value that can go towards computers for disadvantaged people.
When you send your equipment via SocialBox.biz, data is the first priority.
Hard drives can either be:
– removed by you or we can arrange for hard drive:
– removal with full certification or
– data wiping to HMG Infosec Standard 5 with full certification
A majority share of the value created will then be used to provide computers for disadvantaged people.
As a corporate or public sector partner, SocialBox.biz will then help you to publicise your contribution thereby increasing the visibility of your Corporate Social Responsibility or contribution to Social Value.
The beneficiaries of The Digital Project will be delighted in that they can start to do what most of us take for granted.
How Do You Get Involved?
Simply complete the enquiry for at: https://www.socialbox.biz/contact-us/
We welcome new Digital Project partners from Companies, Councils, Universities and Colleges.
Our our charity partners which include: – Major Homeless Charity, Refugee Charity, Older people charity, health recovery charities and others…
You can also nominate you own Charity.
Please contact us using the above form or contact our community initiatives director by telephone on:
0843 289 5722