Published: 20th Aug 2020

Homeless people are to be offered free phones and data, as part of a new partnership to end digital exclusion. Tesco Mobile has teamed up with the charity Crisis for a two-year project, with the aim of helping thousands of people experiencing homelessness across Britain to reconnect with society. The partnership includes £700,000 worth of phones, devices and data in the first year. A recent study of homeless charities and organisations revealed that over three-quarters (76%) had seen an increase in the number of people experiencing digital exclusion and requiring additional support. Three-quarters (75%) also said lack of digital technology or internet was a challenge affecting their ability to support people experiencing homelessness. In addition, Tesco Mobile is launching a number of ways in which its more than 5 million customers and members of the public can get involved in fundraising efforts over the coming months. In support of Crisis’ Home for All campaign, people … (To read the full article, subscribe below)