Reconnect - Computer Delivery

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PEOPLE KNOW HOW

0131 569 0525
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North East, North West, South East, South West

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Who is the service for?
Adults, Young People (16-25), Parents, Primary School (5-12), Secondary School (13-15), Disabled People, Older People, Families

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525 Ferry Road, Crewe Toll, EDINBURGH, EH5 2FF
0131 569 0525

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information SERVICE DETAILS

What is Reconnect?

Reconnect is a service offering support to adults and families in Edinburgh and East Lothian to help them to improve wellbeing by increasing digital and social inclusion.

The service is comprised of a range of projects that address wellbeing. We believe that digital inclusion and social inclusion are inextricably linked, and together can contribute to enhanced wellbeing. Our projects provide a supportive environment to reduce social isolation through building digital skills and maintaining connections. Through this we can also help people to stay connected, improve financial health, increase employability, access resources and more.

How does it work?

Our projects use a one-to-one approach, matching each person with a befriender. Our befriending model matches individuals based on their specific personal requirements.

We believe that wellbeing can be addressed through digital in a three stage approach. Getting the device, getting the support support and getting connectivity. We aim to address each of these three elements through our projects listed below.

Computer Delivery...

Delivering devices to the community

We're delivering devices to people in Edinburgh and East Lothian who need help staying connected, accessing support or home-schooling during the coronavirus outbreak.

Computer Delivery began as our COVID emergency response project. In partnership with the Edinburgh Remakery we collect donated digital devices, refurbish them and deliver them to recipients' doorsteps. Once delivered, Digital Champions also provide phone support throughout set-up. Since April 2020 we've delivered over 1,300 devices and have been featured on BBC's The One Show!

We are now working in partnership with the Edinburgh Remakery to provide businesses with a free service through which they can dispose of their old IT equipment in an environmentally-friendly way.

We are open for donations and referrals and aim to help as many people as possible with this project.

To donate, make a referral or join our team scroll down to the bottom of this page, or to get in touch about anything else contact us at computer.delivery@peopleknowhow.org.

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