DRUGFAM RECEIVES FREE CONNECTIVITY FROM VODAFONE
TO HELP TACKLE DIGITAL EXCLUSION
DrugFAM today announced it will be using free connectivity, via Vodafone’s charities.connected initiative, to tackle digital exclusion in the UK. DrugFAM will use the connectivity to ensure no families, friends or partners affected or bereaved by a loved one’s harmful use of drugs, alcohol or gambling are digitally excluded from accessing our safe and caring support services.
Vodafone’s charities.connected initiative is open to any registered charity that would benefit from free connectivity, either to improve its digital capability, extend its services or help the individuals and families it supports get online. Registered charities can apply for the free connectivity, in the form of SIM cards with 40GB data a month, plus free calls and texts, for six months [here].
‘Chris Kemble, Operations and Services Manager at DrugFAM said, “Whilst we have faced challenges during the pandemic, we’ve also realised the huge benefits that digital technology and connectivity can bring, enabling us to reach more people and provide them with much-needed support. This free connectivity via Vodafone’s charities.connected initiative will help us continue this work and will support the implementation of our new 5 Step intervention method, ensuring no one is digitally excluded from our services”.
Emma Reynolds, Head of Communications, Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs at Vodafone UK, said: “We are committed to tackling digital exclusion. We hope that by providing free connectivity to DrugFAM and the other amazing charities across the UK who have such an enormous impact on their local communities, we can help create a more inclusive digital society. We urge any organisation who thinks they can benefit to apply online and look forward to hearing how this connectivity has helped.”
Vodafone’s charities.connected initiative is part of its commitment to tackle digital exclusion and connect one million people by the end of 2022.