The tablet supported and helped with feeling less isolated.
Dot is a middle aged lady with early signs of dementia and struggles with her mobility. She unfortunately had to leave behind her life when fleeing her perpetrator and start a fresh beginning. The tablet enabled her to access information on local churches that she started to attend on a regular basis, through the church she then met new friends and was often invited out to meals. The tablet also gave her the opportunity to keep up-to-date with what was happening in her local church and community. This is just one of many examples of how a tablet supported this individual and helped with them feeling less isolated after moving into an area where she knew no one. Having this local connection enabled her to form healthy relationships, to learn about what a healthy relationship looks like and to start trusting others. It helped to improve her confidence and self-esteem that supported in preparing her to move out of refuge into independent living.
Cornwall Refuge Trust