SOCIALBOX.BIZ TEAMS WITH AGE UK LONDON TO LAUNCH NEW INITIATIVE “LAPTOPS FOR OLDER PEOPLE”
London, UK – SocialBox.Biz, a trailblazing community interest initiative spreading digital exclusion awareness and laptop re-homing inspiration, announced a while ago their social impact initiative: Laptops for Older People launched in central London Borough of Camden.
The aim of this initiative to help older people who do not have a computer or laptop – helping socially and digitally excluded older people who are living in isolation and below the poverty line.
- Case study update from Age UK Camden
- FREE computer classes from SocialBox.Biz in London
SocialBox.Biz also hosts computer skills classes in London open to those who have received a computer via one of the initiatives and anyone else who needs basic computer skills.
Have an old, unused laptop sitting at home? Why not donate it so an older person can get connected! pic.twitter.com/FcsIe50xsu— Age UK Camden (@AgeUKCamden) July 20, 2016
The initiative will see older people gaining access to computers and training through the charity: Age UK London. Age UK London will ensure that the computers are given low income and housebound older people in their communities, with some computers kept at the day centres for older people to use there.
As a part of the project, businesses are encouraged to donate working but no longer needed laptops to which will be safely wiped, installed with software and some distributed to Age UK centres in the capital.
“These computers will give older people a chance to communicate with friends and family they’ve lost touch with,” said Age UK London Chief Executive Samantha Mauger. “This will make such a difference to the lives of many older people who find it hard to get out due to illness, disability or mobility problems, and find everyday tasks such as shopping and banking and even socializing difficult. Most of all, laptops will give elderly the tools they need to research, read, and even work right from the comfort of their living rooms.”
Peter Paduh, Founder of SocialBox.Biz said: “We are collaborating with corporations, businesses, and organizations to provide laptops to disadvantaged people.”
“So many people are digitally excluded from the functioning world today. There are thousands of older people over the age of 55 on low incomes who cannot afford to buy a computer for home use but who could benefit from having one. Our goal is to collect as no longer need but still useful laptops as possible, and re-home them to the people who need them most. We are always looking for more corporation and organization partnerships” added Peter. “
Many in our country need a working laptop right now. Spread the word about the initiative.
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