Update: #StayConnected 2021 is up and running, the key contact is now Agi at Health Connections:
email Health Connections or call 01481 707470
We All Matter, Eh? is partnering with the Association of Guernsey Charities (AGC) and many local organisations and charities to coordinate a new project called #StayConnected.
Phase 1 – Older islanders and people shielding
The initiative offers older and more vulnerable islanders access to a tablet/ iPad and WiFi devices for use during the COVID-19 crisis. This promotes the advice from experts that, in these challenging times, it is important for family and friends to stay connected for everyone’s wellbeing. Please note this includes anyone shielding.
We have received significant support from the community and businesses for the #StayConnected initiative, including #SureCommunityFoundation, Galaxy CI, Resolution IT, Deloitte LLP and Swoffers, as well as private donations of second hand devices.
Phase 2 – broader reach
With the closure of visiting at the Hospital, Care homes and supported living homes we have widened the project to include these places and also wider younger carers and vulnerable individuals. Please reach out if you would like to apply for a device (both tablet/iPad and wifi or one or the other).
Phase 3 – Digital Wellbeing
When things slow down on delivery of devices we will form new partnerships to focus on ‘Digital wellbeing’ and training. Its exciting to think of all the islanders using new technology and the benefits that can bring and also ensuring they are digitally safe. Watch this space.
Applying for a device and/or Wifi
Please email Agi Health Connections with your name, address and phone number and brief details of how the equipment would assist you, a family member of friend. If you don’t have access to email you can contact Health Connections 01481 707470
You will be asked to sign a simply form for the loan or release of the equipment. We will organise delivery as soon as reasonably possible.
Please note whilst we are in Lock Down face to face training can not be provided.
Wishing to donate a 2nd hand device
We would welcome good quality 2nd hand devices (tablet, iPad or smart phones welcome). If possible please drop off safely at:
Drop Off points
- Health Connections next to Ron Short Centre Beau Sejour
If you can not drop off we will arrange pick up but it may take a few days. Please provide your name, address and telephone number so we can arrange collection. Thank you
Wishing to donate funds to the project
The AGC has also set up a funding page #StayConnected on www.giving.gg, its online donation platform to enable donations to be made to purchase useful items for this initiative. All donations gratefully received thank you