Tenants of a Lincolnshire housing scheme are all set to become ‘silver surfers’, thanks to generous donations from their local community.
Residents at Jephson Homes Housing Association-managed Peter Dyer Court in Mablethorpe were appealing for funding to buy a computer when decorating company the Bell Group quickly stepped in and offered to pay the full cost to help benefit these members of the community.
Meanwhile local Councillor Tony Howard also helped secure grant funding of £331 from East Lindsey District Council to pay for a router and as well as a year’s internet connection in tow too.
Karen Fletcher, resident liaison officer with the Bell Group, hosted a drop-in session to set up the new equipment and then showed the residents how to use it this new technology that they had been provided with.
Scheme manager at Peter Dryer Court,Janet Allinson explained: “All of the residents are absolutely delighted with the new computer and internet connection.
“We cannot thank the Bell Group, the council and Coun Howard enough for their generosity in making this possible.
“Residents will now be able to access information more easily and even book a doctor’s appointment.
“And they will all be able to do this from the comfort of their communal lounge.”
Jephson Housing Association Group is responsible for over 16,000 affordable homes across the country. The Jephson Group comprises associations that are not for profit societies registered with the Social Housing Regulator.
The Group’s principal activity is developing and managing rented homes for people in most housing need. It also provides homes through low cost ownership schemes.