Greenbank are pleased to have been able to support 18 people up to now who are socially or digitally excluded thanks to the Get Yourself Online Project. Each person received a tablet with Mi-Fi unit and 3 month sim card to enable them to get access to the internet.
The Get Yourself Online Project, funded by LCR Cares Fund and National Emergencies Trust, was a response to COVID-19 and how it has particularly affected disadvantaged people in the Liverpool City Region. Having internet access has become even more important during this time as it enables people to continue to access services, to study, find work and keep in touch with friends and family.
The first family to receive help said:
“Four adults live in our home. Two of us have disabilities and have been shielding and we are all digitally excluded. This will really help”
Other beneficiaries said:
“I’m a volunteer and help other people so they do not go without food during this pandemic. I don’t have any access to the internet. It will help me stay in touch with my family”
“With this sort of help, I can try to search and apply for jobs”
Greenbank are one of 10 organisations who are part of the Get Yourself Online Project managed by the VOLA Consortium. The aim of the project is to help 320 digitally excluded people or households in the Liverpool City Region get online.