Health Connections have relaunched the Stay Connected project in partnership with “We all matter Eh” to ensure that the elderly, isolated and vulnerable have access to tablets and iPads, Wifi devices and support to use them.
About Stay Connected
The Stay Connected initiative offers older and vulnerable (shielding) islanders access to a tablet or iPad and WiFi devices to connect to family, friends and groups during the pandemic.
However, this project will continue beyond lockdown!
Whether it be regular video calls, check-in messages, booking appointments (or the Health Connections Community Transport Service to take them there), or simply keeping minds sharp with entertainment, news, brain training and mindfulness, no-one in our community should feel isolated due to lack of technology or access to vital online resources such as The Health Connections Directory.
We have been overwhelmed by the level of demand from individuals, care homes, supported living and the hospital. This has been matched by significant support by businesses, groups, funders and individuals. You can view a list of our partners and contributors here.
True Guernsey community spirit and an example of #GuernseyTogether. Please view some of the wonderful testimonials and our supporters of the cause on www.matter.gg
If you would like to donate any working devices to our initiative or enquire about getting one yourself or for a loved one, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01481 227470.
“I am one of the biggest technophobes around however I am very much looking forward to embracing the technology, contacting friends and exploring Health Connections further. I am already linking up for a Friday evening zoom quiz and Saturday evening zoom bingo with different groups of friends. Thank you again for offering this service which really is a lifeline for me.”– Jane H
When I rang my elderly mum via WhatsApp from the UK, we saw each other for the first time in almost a year (and she was pleased to have answered the call by herself). We have not had a chat together where we can see one another since I was in Guernsey Christmas 2019. Thank you so much for organising it, it was great. Fingers crossed she will enjoy it and keep trying. Thank you.– Mary C