Project aims to help Guernsey's vulnerable islanders get connected

A new project hopes to help elderly and vulnerable islanders in Guernsey to stay connected with their families during the coronavirus pandemic.

The #StayConnected initiative is aiming to improve access to tablets, iPads and WiFi enabled devices so that those who live away from their loved ones can stay in contact.

The project is being run by We All Matter, Eh? in partnership with the Association of Guernsey Charities.

Loneliness is difficult at the best of times,but this is especially true for many people at the moment. By using technology,we hope that seeing friends, families and support groups faces will provide some comfort and support for the next few months.

Karen Blanchford, Partnership director for We All Matter, Eh?

The offer is already in place at Guernsey's Princess Elizabeth Hospital, where patients on Brock ward have been able to speak to their loved ones.

Anyone who would like to request a device should make contact with their name, address and phone number along with brief details about how the equipment would benefit them or someone they know.

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