They used a recent Covid-19 support grant to provide tablets to people who are socially isolated in care homes and hospitals across the High Peak.
They’re also partnering with the NHS and other organisations on a digital literacy project.
This involves training up a network of Digital Champions across Tameside and Glossop to help communities learn and grow their digital skills and confidence.
Residents with a variety of needs can then be taught how to use online services to help with day-to-day activities as well as improve their health and wellbeing.
PCRefurb are also helping patients in local GP surgeries to better manage health conditions such as diabetes and COPD with health apps.
Patients will also be shown how to utilise their surgery’s online booking facility and how to order repeat prescriptions online.
Steve Lafferty, one of the trustees of PCRefurb said:
“We have expanded our work to cover all vulnerable age groups, together with helping to integrate our communities in any way we can.
“Our aim is to help as many vulnerable people as possible.”
The charity would welcome donations of laptops, tablets and phones to refurbish and reuse. They can also take PCs up to four years old.
Find out more about the work that PCRefurb do, and how you can support them.