Since March 2020 many have faced the pandemic whilst excluded from the world online.  For them, there was no online shopping, no GP access, no contact with friends and family through video conferencing, no Netflix or online quizzes.

With the support of our partners, FutureDotNow quickly mobilised an emergency response called DevicesDotNow to get the most vulnerable, including those who were shielding, online during the crisis. You can find out more about DevicesDotNow here.

Our learning from DevicesDotNow is captured in a six stage process available for all in Reboot; a local peer to peer device donation model. We hope that local communities will draw on our knowledge to establish local initiatives to distribute new and recycled devices with essential connectivity to those who need help to get online.