WaveLength gives media technology to people who are lonely and living in poverty.
The people we help are lonely for lots of different reasons. Some of them find it hard to leave home because of illness or restricted mobility. Some are elderly and living alone. Many are coming out of homelessness or domestic abuse, and know very few people or find it hard to make new friends.
Our beneficiaries tell us their TVs and radios are ‘lifelines’, because they connect them to the outside world. They also comfort them through long days and lonely nights. And research from the University of York confirms this.
Staring at a blank wall doesn’t do anybody any good. We open up a window to the world.
Every piece of equipment we provide is brand new, and comes from a quality brand like Roberts, LG or Samsung. We can provide a range of televisions, radios, tablet computers and CD players. We can also provide equipment that is accessible for disabled people.
In 2017, we supported 26,506 people to overcome loneliness, and provided technology to 452 partner organisations.
To find out more about our work last year, take a look at our 2017 Snapshot!