About Connecting Scotland – #connectingscotland
Connecting Scotland is a Scottish Government programme set up in response to Coronavirus. It is a partnership with the Scottish Government, Local Councils, and SCVO. It is also supported by a range of other organisations from around Scotland and the UK.
Getting online will help people access the support and services they need. As well as helping them to keep in touch with friends & family. In order to help get people online they are supplying Ipads, Chromebooks and Internet Dongles along with help and support people to develop digital skills. They are mainly targeting those that are:
- Digitally excluded – Those that do not have the appropriate device/connectivity at home.
- On low incomes – Those that cannot afford to purchase a device and or pay for internet access at home.
- At risk of isolation due to coronavirus – Those that are vulnerable (shielding) or higher risk of severe illness.
Forres Online via Moray Council has been allocated a number of devices/connectivity and will be providing ongoing support. If you know of someone who falls into the category above and would benefit from this programme, then please get in touch with Janice Cooper Forres Online Project Coordinator 01309 674388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org