Fantastic news for Inverclyde. You may have seen two weeks ago I was asking my constituents to lend their vote to a local community project called Technology in Retirement. Well it worked and they have won £44,350 worth of funding to extend and expand this project throughout Inverclyde.
Technology in Retirement will provide older people in Inverclyde with the opportunity, training and support to begin to use digital technology in their everyday lives. The project aims to conduct 2 hour sessions 4 times per week for a total of 48 weeks. They want to engage approximately 100 people in Inverclyde, each receiving at least 16 weeks of learning workshops, assistance to acquire broadband in their own homes, a loan of tablet for at least a day per week and access to the online community.
This project is going to make a huge difference to the lives of older people in Inverclyde and will go a long way to making them feel more connected with our community. If you voted, thank you very much! I am looking forward to following the project and seeing the great work that they will be doing.