OPAL Services is delighted to have been awarded £7,000 by the Marshes Community Benefit Fund towards its ongoing OPAL In Touch project which is developing digital inclusion services for older people and their carers.
By providing people who currently have limited or no access to the digital world, the project will give older people and their carers an opportunity to sample a variety of communication platforms and equipment selected, based on their individual needs and capabilities.
The project supports access to online banking, shopping, and to health and well-being related services and importantly will also give people a chance to increase their day-to-day social interaction with family and friends via Facetime, Skype, Zoom etc. This funding will support participants in the MCBF area of Frodsham and Helsby to receive 1-2-1 mentoring support, tailored to their specific needs.
OPAL’s thanks go to the MCBF for their invaluable support.