Let's Get Digital: Herefordshire Mencap (HMencap) is working with Royal Mencap Society (RMS) to support 20 local people with a learning disability to get online.
All 20 will receive a tablet, 6 months free connectivity and support to use the tablet. RMS became concerned that people were experiencing loneliness during the pandemic, being unable to see friends and family; the Society is working with Good Things Foundation and Online Centres Network.
Locally H mencap is working with Choices Foundation CIC and Aspire to roll out the project plus RSM and their partners. Five Digital Champions, one with a learning disability, will be working with the 20 people to get online and use their tablets safely.
Tablets should be arriving late February/early March ready to start getting digital! The Champions will also be working with up to 10 people who have a tablet and want to use it more.
We have the 20 people who will have a tablet, however, if anyone with a tablet and wanting to learn more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to talk to you!