Over 1 million older people in the UK are chronically lonely. But in this difficult year, technology is often the only answer to reconnecting them with family, friends and society.
For the 2 million older people living in poverty, buying a new device simply isn’t an option for them. That’s where the new Reconnections service from Independent Age comes in.
78-year-old Ruth stayed at home to protect her health, but she missed her family and became depressed. Through Reconnections, she was provided with a smart display device. She now enjoys spending time with loved ones online, and looks forward to a happier Christmas.
As well as providing devices to people who can’t afford them, we also give training and support to make sure that they stay safe and confident online. Please donate to help an older person access the technology they need this Christmas.