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Get Connected gave 36 people who experience homelessness a smartphone with unlimited data.

Get Connected – Our Digital Access Pilot Delivers Amazing Results

A rapid response to support people during COVID-19

At the start of the COVID-19 lockdown, we ran a pilot to help people get connected and access support they needed. Through Simon Community’s Get Digital project, we gave 36 people a smartphone with unlimited calls, texts and data. Everyone participating in the pilot was already using our Housing Support service in Edinburgh. They were living in temporary accommodation (e.g. BnBs, and other council provision) and facing the most extreme forms of homelessness.

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