February 2021


Call to businesses to donate old laptops and tablets

As part of Coventry and Warwickshire’s Wellbeing for Life campaign, Warwickshire County Council is putting out a call to businesses asking for donations of old laptops or tablets which can be repurposed and delivered to vulnerable residents across Warwickshire. 

The internet is being used increasingly across all areas of life and yet there is a growing digital divide, leaving many households and individuals unable to access education services and support.   

The offering of digital equipment and support will: 

  • contribute towards reducing social isolation, for example, those with mental health needs who require access to therapy 
  • increase accessibility to education platforms for the many children and families without access to a device or connectivity at home 
  • lower the risk of COVID-19 by offering other ways to interact aside from face-to-face. 

To be donated, equipment must be in working order and able to run Windows 10. In order to repurpose the equipment for use in the home, Coventry & Warwickshire Co-operative Development Agency will be supporting the initiative by installing a new hard drive and basic operating system. Onward support will also be offered to help residents get used to their new devices and access services online.

For more information about the initiative or details on how to donate the equipment, please contact Alistair Rigby at alistairrigby@warwickshire.gov.uk  


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