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Carers Tablet Loan Scheme

With Awards for All funding, VAS Carers Support Service has been able to purchase a supply of 12 Android Tablets. We are now able to offer these tablets to carers on loan to enable you to stay in touch with your loved ones.

COVID-19 CARERS TABLET LOAN SCHEME

During these unprecedented times of lockdown, it has become increasingly important that family members are able to stay connected by having regular contact with their friends and family. With Awards for All funding, we have been able to purchase a supply of Tablets and cases which we hope to loan to carers to make it easier for them to stay in touch with their loved ones.

This can be done by a variety of different methods, including social media, and all tablets will have a range of these installed and be ready to use by carers. Once the tablet has been received, VAS Carers Support Service can provide some telephone support on the use of the tablet, if required.

We will loan the tablets out to carers for an initial period of 4 weeks. If we have new loan requests during that period we may ask for the tablets to be returned at the end of the 4 week period to be reissued. But you may be able to borrow the tablet for longer than the initial 4 weeks. You, or someone of your behalf, will be asked to sign to acknowledge receipt of the tablet on delivery.

The tablet loan scheme has been set up to support :

  • carers who currently do not have access to a mobile phone or tablet for themselves or their cared for person
  • carers who have very limited / no support around them and would carers who would benefit from regular contact with family and friends virtually
  • carers who are currently experiencing social isolation due to the lockdown

If you would be interested in borrowing one of VAS Carers Service tablets please complete the application form here and email this back to us at [email protected]. If you are unable to email the form, please contact us on 01595 743 980 to go through the form over the phone.

If your application is successful, VAS will contact you directly to arrange for delivery / collection of the tablet by you on your behalf.

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