Laptops for homeless people support (an anonymised case study April 2019)
”I really appreciate having the use of my own laptop, which I use in my new home without having to go elsewhere like a public library, job centre or asking for favours.
Having my own laptop gives me the advantage of usage for unlimited time and access at my own convenience. I used to study accountancy and so I am pleased to use the spreadsheet programme it came with.
Like everyone i am keen on the internet and coming from Nigeria where my family still is, this little machine enables me to talk to people far more easily than i could before. I know that i can search store and retrieve information at my convenience without having to pay and this means a lot to me because I am on benefits.
I have started volunteering and the laptop enables me to keep in touch with my workplace and see when they need me.
Now that i am 58 i have seen a lot of things both in Britain and Africa. Some evenings i like to sit down and write about them so that i don’t forget.