A call for tablet donations by businesses and the general public was made in a British Medical JournalWorking with Events 4 COVID the Digital Legacy Association were able to acquire a number of iPads and distribute them to care facilities across Manchester. The campaign soon became a nationwide project.

Tablets Against Loneliness 

The Digital Legacy Association and Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG (now NHS Black Country and West Birmingham CCG)  expanded and evolved initial campaign into a wider project. This involved community support groups, volunteers and digital upskilling.  

The Digital Legacy Association (DLA) is the professional body dedicated to end of life care in all areas relating to digital assets and digital legacy. Their mission is to help ensure that everyone’s end of life wishes are met both in the real world and the digital realm. They do so by supporting the general public and by developing standards, frameworks and toolkits with charities and organisations that address end of life.

Black Country and West Birmingham CCG established on 1 April 2021 following the merger of Dudley CCG, Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG, Walsall CCG and Wolverhampton CCG. Our Vision is for a healthier place with healthier people and healthier futures.