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Free mobile phones for our customers who have been impacted by homelessness

Free mobile phones for our customers who have been impacted by homelessness

At Concrete we’ve kicked off the New Year by giving free mobile phones to our customers thanks to support from The Community Foundation for Staffordshire and Vodafone.

We purchased 50 mobile phones thanks to a donation from The Community Foundation, which was secured through their Discover Digital Innovation Programme. The programme works to improve digital inclusion across Stoke-on-Trent to better connect communities and improve the lives of local people.

Alongside this our customers have also received a six-month SIM card pre-loaded with 20GB data, unlimited calls and texts thanks to support from Vodafone.

The phones and SIM cards will help our customers easily stay in touch with their support workers, friends and family. Free data will also mean that they can access the internet to manage their finances and other essential services.

Dean Marsh, Service Manager at Concrete, said: “We’re so grateful to The Community Foundation for Staffordshire and Vodafone for their generous donations of mobile phones and SIM cards.

“Many of us take having a mobile phone for granted. We pick it up and don’t even think about how lucky we are to have one, but they mean so much to the people that we support.  

“Having access to a mobile phone means that our customers are always connected. They can stay in contact with friends and family and easily get in touch with their support workers and other essential services.

“This all helps them on their journey to independent living and a concrete future.”

Ben Hilton, Operations Officer at The Community Foundation for Staffordshire, said: “The Discover Digital Innovation Programme is a collaboration of partners who want to raise the bar of digital inclusion across Stoke-on-Trent.

“We are proud to support local community organisations, such as Concrete, in recognition of the vital work they are doing within our communities.

“It is shocking to see how serious the issue of digital inclusion has become in modern society. We hope that by working together we’ll be able to bring about change to improve the lives of local people.”

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