WaveLength gives TVs and radios to lonely and isolated people living in poverty.
The people we help are lonely for a variety of reasons. Some live with chronic illness or disability, and find it hard to leave their homes. Some are elderly and living alone. Many are coming out of difficult situations like homelessness or domestic abuse.
They tell us their TVs and radios are ‘lifelines’. They keep them connected to the outside world, comforting them through long days and lonely nights. Every piece of equipment we provide is brand new, and we provide sets which are accessible for disabled people. The manufacturers we work with take care of installation and delivery, as well as a long-term warranty. We can provide a range of televisions, radios and CD players.
Staring at a blank wall does nobody any good. We open up a window on the world.
WaveLength’s Big Connect Research
Earlier this year we commissioned researchers from the University of York to explore the social, economic and health impacts of our work. They interviewed our beneficiaries from across the country and found that media technology alleviates loneliness, reduces social isolation and helps people to improve their life chances and find new opportunities. To learn more about our research findings, click here.