Connecting High Risk & Low Income groups

People from low income households and who are clinically high-risk are to be given laptops and tablets, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman announces.

The move is part of a £5m Connecting Scotland programme to improve digital connections across Scotland. It is expected to bring 9,000 people online in the coming months.

The health secretary highlights benefits being digitally connected, adding: “We know becoming disconnected form those around us can have a serious, limiting effect on mental and physical health.”

The programme will offer training and support for people not already online and will pair people with a “digital champion” for the first six months to build confidence, Ms Freeman confirms.

Source: BBC News