New device gives a welcome health boost

Kathalingam, 42 lives in Eastham, West London. Before the outbreak of coronavirus he would go along to his local Online Centre, Skills Enterprise, to access the internet, go to classes and access other key services and support. As soon as the UK went into lockdown this support network was no longer available, leaving him isolated…

Digital divide 'isolates and endangers' millions of UK's poorest

Charities warn of ‘devastating effect’ as most vulnerable households left without access to web. The scale of the problem is staggering,” says Helen Milner, the chief executive of the Good Things Foundation, a charity that tackles digital exclusion in the UK. One woman living in London said she was having to choose between food and data.…

Ron: ‘Community Champion’ stays social throughout social distancing

Ron Roper, 82, is staying in touch during self-isolation thanks to a free tablet and data plan from the DevicesDotNow scheme. Ron - who lives by himself - has a medical condition which affects his eyes. As his family live far away, Ron’s age and current social distancing guidelines have meant that he is at…