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Dixons Carphone teams up with Age UK to offer elderly people free tablet computers

Dixons Carphone is providing free tablet computers, connectivity and technology support to hundreds of vulnerable elderly people as it looks to help Age UK prevent them… View Article

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Dixons Carphone teams up with Age UK to offer elderly people free tablet computers

Dixons Carphone is providing free tablet computers, connectivity and technology support to hundreds of vulnerable elderly people as it looks to help Age UK prevent them from feeling lonely and isolated during the coronavirus pandemic.

The owner of Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse will deliver 500 devices directly to elderly people’s homes and give each recipient large-print instructions on how to get started. People with technical questions will be able to contact a Dixons Carphone expert who will provide ongoing support following training with Age UK.

The move marks the retailer’s second wave of support for Age UK after it donated hundreds of laptops, mobile phones, SIM cards and headsets to its telephone helpline and friendship service run by The Silver Line. This has enabled staff to maintain the provision of vital support to older people whilst following Government advice to work from home.

Dixons Carphone chief executive Alex Baldock said: “Covid-19 is a threat to everyone, but especially to older people, to their mental as well as physical health. Many are anxious about being isolated, and we can help. Technology connects friends and family, as well as keeping older people entertained, productive and healthy. That’s why we’re working with Age UK to harness the power of technology, to fight the isolating threat of this virus by providing tablets and connectivity to some of the most vulnerable.”

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