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New project wants to give tablets to isolated people in Derry

Pilot scheme targeted at vulnerable people in local community

New project wants to give tablets to isolated people in Derry

The Department of Finance is running a pilot scheme for getting tablets to adults in Derry who are vulnerable and isolated.

It includes loan of a 10’ tablet and free monthly data allowance as well as focused training from Libraries and Supporting Communities over a period of six months or so.

It will run in two ‘phases’ with initial roll-out to approximately 70 recipients in February followed by another 70 or so in March.

It is aimed at vulnerable and isolated adults who have never used a device before and don’t have the internet. It is not aimed at young people.

For more information, email colin.cluney@finance-ni.gov.uk.

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