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Ealing residents invited to donate their unwanted tablets and phones to help others across the borough

Residents across Ealing who have tablets and phones they no longer need are being invited to donate them to a new initiative that will refurbish them and give them out to help people in Ealing who are digitally excluded.

The Digital Poverty Alliance (DPA), PayByPhone and Computer Recyclers UK have joined forces with Ealing Council to launch the scheme which will help Ealing residents of all ages get tech to help them.

The project will run for an initial six months and donation points across the borough are up and running for residents to donate their tech.

Donation points
Donation points

Elizabeth Anderson, CEO of the Digital Poverty Alliance said: “Tackling digital exclusion must be a collective effort, and we are delighted to partner with Ealing Council, PayByPhone and Computer Recyclers UK to help provide tablets and phones to families in Ealing.”

Ms Anderson added: “Nearly 19 million people over 16 years old are directly impacted by the digital divide, and one in five children don’t have access to a device they can use for homework. With basic utilities moving online by the day, it is essential that support is given to those in need of a device. The scheme is the perfect opportunity to recycle and reuse old devices, supporting the local community and helping people get online and stay online.”

Any donated device will be wiped of all data and any devices which are not suitable for refurbishing will be used to repair other tablets and phones.

Charlene Nayler, marketing manager PayByPhone said: “We are proud to be at the forefront of addressing digital exclusion with the help of Ealing Council, the Digital Poverty Alliance, and Computer Recyclers UK. This device donation initiative marks a significant step towards bridging the digital divide within our communities.”

Ms Nayler added: “By refurbishing and redistributing donated devices, we’re not just recycling electronics, we’re providing essential digital access to families, young people, and the elderly who need it most. Together, we’re ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to participate in our increasingly digital society, from children doing their homework to seniors accessing healthcare. It’s about making a real difference in people’s lives, one device at a time.”

Mark McIntosh, acting head of parking services (joint) Ealing Council said: “We are thrilled to join forces with PayByPhone, the Digital Poverty Alliance, and Computer Recyclers UK on this impactful device donation scheme. We are delighted to be able to help actively combat digital exclusion in our community.”

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