Eastbourne’s TechResort is still offering laptops to those in need during Lockdown.
More laptops have now arrived for its repurposing project.
They’ll start to be ready for people who need them in a week or so.
If you know anyone who needs one then let TechResort know.
Or if you just want to support the project so they can buy laptop bags and mice, then make a donation via theLocalgiving page
It says: “TechResort needs your help to make sure that families are able to work, study and use essential services at home.
We know that quite often, with several school age children and parents working at home, a family needs more than one device.
Most of the functionality needed is quite basic. Remote lessons, completing online forms, and video calling typically only needs a browser (such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari).
For older students a device with a keyboard (like a laptop) will make typing written work easier. This means that second hand devices can be really useful, even if they’re not powerful enough for other applications.
To make sure people are as safe as possible online, devices need to be of recent enough specification that they continue to receive regular security updates. This means we’re asking people to donate unused devices – laptops, iPads, phones, tablets – which are no older than 10 years old, unless they are of very high specification.”