WaveLength gives media technology to lonely people living in poverty
For people who are lonely, a simple radio or television can feel like a lifeline. We help people who have become lonely through lots of different circumstances. Some of these include: the death of a loved one; illness or injury; disability; homelessness; domestic abuse; becoming a refugee or moving away from friends and family.
Loneliness affects millions of people across the UK. We believe that the best solution to this problem is for people to connect with each other and spend time together. And TV and radio can bring people together like nothing else. Even when there is no-one else around, they 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. We want to hear from you.
WaveLength also gives TVs, radios and tablet computers to organisations like hostels, refuges and community centres. Technology like this can help bring people together and make them happy. Tablet computers also allow people to access the important online services that we all use every day.
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.
We also lobby the government to make sure vulnerable people’s needs are considered in media and entertainment. To do this we take part in 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.