Tech To Connect - Golden Years - DABD

by Liam Howlett in Dagenham, England, United Kingdom

Tech To Connect - Golden Years - DABD
We did it
On 21st October 2019 we successfully raised £2,000 with 6 supporters in 40 days

TechToConnect aims to combat social isolation amongst residents of Barking & Dagenham who are aged 60+ giving them digital skills!

by Liam Howlett in Dagenham, England, United Kingdom

Golden Years

This project stems from our Golden Years programme, which are groups for people aged 60 + that enables them to join like-minded individuals for tea, a chat, a chance to knit or sew, a game of cards or to get support with using your tablet or mobile phone.
Loneliness and isolation are feelings that we can all experience, but it can be worse when you are older, these clubs are a great way for the senior residents of Barking & Dagenham to connect with each other.

But don't take it from us, here is a video from Eddie Cook, one of our Golden Year's members:

Evolving into Tech To Connect

It became clear that a-lot of our Golden Years members felt isolated or cut off from the rest of the world and some of their families. Many of them were also unsure or wary of the digital world. We have found that giving them the skills and confidence to connect to online platforms such as Facebook gave them another way to connect to old friends and family, especially younger members of their families such as grandchildren. Having more accessible and regular contact digitally with their families really helped combat the feeling of being cut off and isolated. 

From that, Tech To Connect was born, classes that offer the skills and confidence to our Golden Years members.

How your money will help

Unfortunately, due to the nature of technology, getting these elderly members of our community online isn't something that can be done for free. Many of our clients lack the the devices to get started. The money will go to helping making these classes a success, as-well as Golden Year's as a whole. 

For more information on DABD's Golden Years groups Click here!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Thank you!

We can't thank you enough for supporting Tech To Connect. This project will go a long way in helping our Golden Year's members learn about the digital world, and how it can connect them to lost friends/family. All of us appreciate the support!

£20 or more

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Connected Supporter

Wow, this is a massive help! Thank you so much! You are entitled to receive a free DABD wristband as a thank you! :)

£100 or more

Tech To Connect Backer

Word's cannot describe how grateful DABD, and the Golden Year's members are for your support. Your name will appear at the end of the video that we're planning to create to show how successful these classes are! (optional)

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