Hospice Hope: Tablet Loan Scheme

Posted: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 08:51

Hospice Hope: Tablet Loan Scheme

Two charities covering North West Leicestershire have joined forces to reduce isolation and get people online.

Hospice Hope and Enrych who both cover North West Leicestershire, have combined their skills and funding to offer a unique pilot scheme in the area.

A number of service users have been identified as potentially benefiting from receiving help to get online, and so the charities are offering a tablet loan scheme to connect people with their support networks.

The pilot, which will run for three months initially, is hoped to be rolled out further for more service users from both charities, enabling them to utilise new services such as online Support Cafés and groups, as well as healthcare and other vital services.

Liz Waters, Community Engagement Worker at Hospice Hope said "this is an exciting opportunity for both our charities to reach out to vulnerable groups in these challenging times and to work together more closely"

The scheme is funded through Ashby Hastings Rotary, The Community Fund and other foundations. It is open to existing service users at Enrych and Hospice Hope, as well as anyone in North West Leicestershire living with a disability or condition leading to a reduction in quality or length of life.

For more information on the scheme or to register an interest in receiving a loan tablet please contact liz@hospicehope.org.uk or telephone 07591 952 027.

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