Thorngate residents provided with high tech lifeline to families thanks to tablet donation

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Thorngate residents living in sheltered accommodation and the care home have been given a high tech lifeline to keep in touch with their friends and families.

Leading IT firm Softcat has loaned tablets to Thorngate Churcher Trust and these were quickly in use by residents.

“This has been an incredible gesture by Softcat and within hours of arriving the tablets were being used by residents who are really missing their friends and family,” said Thorngate chief executive Anne Taylor.

“We have been able to have a tablet at each of our three sheltered housing schemes in Gosport and in our care home, Russell Churcher Court. Everyone is really grateful to Softcat for choosing us to have these tablets with free data for three months.”

Anne said that residents had been impressed with how easy it was to use the tablets and really appreciated the gesture from Softcat.

Softcat chief executive Graeme Watt said he was delighted to be helping Thorngate.

“Softcat has a long history of supporting local community initiatives and especially in these unprecedented and challenging times we wanted to get behind an initiative that would make a tangible difference in supporting the community and offering support to those in need,” he said.

“Our focus this year is on caring for others and this small gesture is not only a thank you to all of the critical workers continuing their great work but we hope it allows vulnerable people the ability to keep connected with loved ones at a time when it’s needed the most.”

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