The Healthy Generations team were delighted when Wavemaker recently contacted us with information about a Community Renewal Funded offer from their project, the Digital Innovation and Education Hub, which aims to tackle and improve digital inclusion. As part of this project, they had an exciting opportunity to offer a digital assistant, an Amazon Alexa Echo Show 8 device, completely free to suitable, local individuals of Stoke on Trent.
Healthy Generations were invited to nominate up to 10 service users that we thought could benefit from the opportunity of owning a digital assistant and could utilise a smart speaker in their own home to help manage their health and wellbeing.
From our work with local older and isolated people, we recognise the many useful features digital assistants possess and know first-hand the positive impacts the devices can have on people's health and wellbeing, such as helping to reduce social isolation, increasing independence, and raising digital inclusion and literacy.
“We were so excited to be able to share this opportunity with our members, and delighted to learn that everyone we nominated for a device was successful with their application! Many thanks to the team at Wavemaker for inviting us to benefit from this wonderful opportunity for our members” - Healthy Generations project Manager Jane Snape.
You can learn more about the Digital Assistant Deployment scheme here: https://www.innovationeducationhub.com/digital-assistant-deployment