The first of February played host to the start of an official partnership with the Independent Living Centre, to deliver Project 65 in an aim to tackle social isolation through the use of technology.
Both the project leader, Michael Slimings, and BAK management met at the Hartlepool store to mark the event with the donation of 10 WIFI hotspots. These will be loaned out with the tablets breaking the lack of internet barrier by giving the elderly and most vulnerable the opportunity to access the internet and keep up with their daily tasks from the comfort of their homes.
The Hartlepool Mail was there along with one of the project participants, Rob, who was gifted a hotspot by the store project representative Amy Tucker.
Amy will be offering one-to-one appointments with anyone undergoing the project to get them set up on their loaned device. She alongside two of the company’s Gurus will also deliver regular tech workshops across Hartlepool ensuring people are getting the most out of their tablets teaching them how to navigate online.