WaveLength gives TVs and radios to lonely people living in poverty
For people who are lonely and isolated, something as simple as a radio or television can feel like a lifeline. Loneliness can result from many different circumstances, such as: the death of a partner or loved one; prolonged illness; injury; disability; homelessness; domestic abuse; becoming a refugee or moving away from friends and family. We support individuals experiencing all of these and more.
Loneliness affects millions of people across the UK. We believe that the best solution to this problem is for people to connect: to build relationships and to spend time together. We also know that technology can bring people together like nothing else. And when there is no-one else around, it can be a friendly voice in an empty room and a window to the world. Every day we hear stories about how our technology is helping people overcome loneliness. We even have the research to prove it!
So if you know someone who needs our help, apply today.
WaveLength also gives TVs, radios and tablet computers to organisations. In the past, we have worked with domestic abuse refuges, homelessness hostels, day care centres, and medical units. Technology like this can help bring communities together, entertaining residents and making them feel more at home. Tablet computers also allow people to access the online services they need to rebuild their lives.
If you work for a community organisation and would like to work with us to help your clients overcome loneliness, please contact our Projects Manager Deirdre.
WaveLength also lobbies the government to make sure vulnerable people’s needs are considered in media and entertainment. Our CEO is a member of various forums and advisory groups and we played a key part in the Help Scheme for the TV Digital Switchover. WaveLength’s advocacy has one goal: to stop loneliness affecting people who already have too much to cope with.