Fife housing association donates laptops to help tackle digital exclusion

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Fife Housing Group has been awarded 150 devices to help reduce digital exclusion amongst tenants thanks to a successful application to Connecting Scotland.

The group is one of the largest independent housing associations in the east of Scotland with approximately 2500 properties across Fife.

The laptops are to be provided by Connecting Scotland, a Scottish Government initiative which aims to help get every citizen in Scotland online.

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Chromebooks and MiFis are being offered to support families who don't currently have a suitable device for their children to access homeschooling resources online.

The laptops will be used to help tackle digital exclusion.The laptops will be used to help tackle digital exclusion.
The laptops will be used to help tackle digital exclusion.

The group will also be utilising fully trained digital champions to provide help and advice to anyone unsure about setting up or using their new equipment.

Beverley Graham, housing manager and digital motivator, said: “Eligible families are being supplied with laptops, which are theirs to keep, and offered access to free wifi for two years – something which we hope will make a huge difference to some of the digitally-excluded households in our area.”

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