SOCIALBOX.BIZ TEAMS WITH AGE UK LONDON TO LAUNCH NEW INITIATIVE “LAPTOPS FOR OLDER PEOPLE”
Age UK Camden hosting the new digital initiative in Central London
London, UK – SocialBox.Biz, a trailblazing social impact initiative spreading digital exclusion awareness and laptop re-homing inspiration, announced in July 2016 their social impact initiative: Laptops for Older People in the London Borough of Camden – helping socially and digitally excluded older people who are living below the poverty line.
Central London donate box is located at Age UK Camden SHOP, 53 Leather Ln, London EC1N 7TJ (opening hours 10am-4pm Monday to Friday).
Born from a passion for providing marginalized members of society with access to the digital world via digital inclusion, SocialBox.Biz will now include the elderly on their quest to provide individuals with refurbished laptops.
“We are collaborating with corporations, businesses, and organizations to provide laptops to disadvantaged people,” said Peter Paduh, Founder of SocialBox.Biz. “So many people are digitally excluded from the functioning world today. A huge group of people excluded are older people living below the poverty line and in isolation with difficulties getting around.”
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 to 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. Some PCs are sold to small businesses unable to afford new computers to fund the project and keep it sustainable.
“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.”
SocialBox.Biz is looking for additional laptop donation box locations in London Borough of Camden and around London.