Connecting Scotland Initiative
Throughout the Coronavirus crisis, the internet is keeping us connected to friends and family, informed and entertained, and able to learn, work, shop and access health information and other public services. However, some people can’t access these benefits because they don’t have the confidence, kit and connectivity at home. The Connecting Scotland initiative aims to get 30,000 digitally excluded households online in 2020. Lochaber Housing Association intends to apply for devices and MIFI for our digitally excluded tenants. The criteria is:
- digitally excluded – do not have an appropriate device and/or are not connected to the internet at home; AND
- on low incomes so cannot afford to buy a device or pay for internet access;
- and ARE EITHER
- households with children or where a child is normally resident (this includes pregnant women with no child in the household): OR
- care leavers up to the age of twenty-six (in line with eligibility for aftercare support)
If you are a Lochaber Housing Association tenant and think you might be eligible please get in touch before 18 September 2020.