Keep in Touch Project Update 1
Unfortunately the POD have had to reduce our onsite activities due to Covid-19 safety restrictions.
We have been lucky enough to have received funding from Neighbourhood Network Scheme (NNS) Grant Fund to provide tablets and training for some of our Over 50s, aimed at those who may feel isolated while shielding in their homes.
Over the past 2 months we have been able to give up to 10 of our Over 50s Android tablets, free data and training on how to use their new devices. They are now able to communicate with each other through texting, join online coffee mornings with POD staff and we have even organised Wednesday mornings online quizzes and bingo sessions.
Further to this the group have been doing their own online learning using a site called www.digitricks.com, which teaches them all about the internet and how to use it safely. the site has been brilliant as it provides short informative video clips that participants can go through at their own pace.
Introducing this technology to the group has given them all huge social benefits and they have enjoyed every bit of the project.
What Participants are saying about the Keep in Touch Project:
Maureen “Loves to chat to people, this has been great as otherwise I wouldn’t have people to talk to as my husband has dementia. I really enjoying the participation. It really helps me, just talking with you does me so good.”
Denis “Nice to engage with other people on messages and video calls and to see how everyone is doing while at home. I like how I can now easily look things up on the internet such as news and football stories, it has been very helpful.”
Margo “I am enjoying it, I am messaging Denis. I look forward to 11am to zoom with my cup of tea.”
Farah “I am so thankful for this tablet, it helped me so much, I can use it easy you helped me so much.”