Covid- 19 has brought new challenges to the 2.7 million people in the UK that don’t have access to the internet and Community Reconnect aims to support the elderly community to reconnect with their families and friends in the digital world. The beneficiaries will learn new digital smartphone skills which will enable them to communicate using modern technology. The need to digitally empower the elderly generation has never been more crucial than now. Community Reconnect will make a difference in people’s lives by allowing them to build their online skills and access online community services and reconnect with family and friends.
– You do not have a smartphone or access to one
– You are a resident of Greater London
What happens if I do not meet your criteria?
Community Reconnect: Gift your old smartphone
There are approximately 1.5 million homes in the UK without internet access. As part of Community Reconnect, we provide a very practical solution for these individuals to become digitally connected, in addition to reducing the amount of e-waste generated.
The process is straightforward:
Our team cleans, data-wipes, and redistributes your old smartphone to someone in need. Each recipient receives 6 months’ free data, minutes and texts provided by Vodafone. As of today, we have re-homed over hundreds of smartphones. We can do a great deal to increase the number of people who are digitally connected.
Is your old phone eligible?
Your old phone must:
It should be a smartphone (e.g. an iPhone or an Android device)
Neither the screen nor the back should be cracked
Please send the charger if you have one, but it is not necessary.
Does everything look good? Please sign up below to receive a freepost envelope*.
Please check out what to do with your phone before posting. You do not need to visit the post office once the envelope is completed, simply place it in a postbox.
How does it work?
Please fill in this form to receive instructions on gifting your phone. To receive a freepost envelope to send your phone in, please provide your address below when signing up.
If you have a working charger you’d like to donate along with the phone, we’d love to re-home it too!