Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Age UK Wirral were forced to make the tough decision to suspend their day services until safe. This meant those who relied on the service, could have been left feeling isolated and alone.
They needed ways to provide the services that inspire and support older people and people living with dementia virtually, to enable those self-isolating or feeling lonely to stay connected.
Tablets were the device of choice; easy to set-up, touchscreen and supplied with connectivity, so they could be used almost right away.
150 tablets were delivered to Age UK Wirral, who added Vodafone SIM cards and set-up the devices.
They then distributed them to the people who needed them most, including older people living alone and people who would normally attend the charity’s day services.
Age UK Wirral have been able to host their day service online, where attendees can see the same smiling faces they’re used to, virtually.
The tablets have also been used for exercise videos, quizzes, jigsaws, newspapers and to see friends and family.
The process was easy for the council to manage and meant 150 tablets could be delivered in one week, with a further 100 following soon after.
All tablets were provided with connectivity to ensure older people and people living with dementia stay digitally included, even in a post-lockdown world.
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