Nov 22, 2021

Homeless in Cornwall offered laptops by council

Cornwall Council said the initiative, involving homeless charity St Petrocs, would help those without the connectivity "Many of us take for granted". St Petrocs would lend devices to those it was supporting and provide training, the council said. The council said about 13% of residents in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in 2019 had never used the internet, and a quarter of adults lacked basic digital skills, with many having "No access to the kind of connectivity many of us take for granted". The council said its digital inclusion team had trained six St Petrocs staff to help with the technology. Cornwall Council cabinet member Richard Pears said the authority was keen to work with more partners on the scheme and said any organisation was eligible to apply.

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