Isolated people in Bedford and Central Bedfordshire to be given digital training thanks to NHS funding boost

Community project is one of four across the region, says CCG

Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 1:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 1:20 pm

The Bedfordshire Rural Community Charity has been included in a £416,000 funding boost from NHS Charities Together.

As well as the rural charity, cash has also been awarded to South Central Ambulance Charity, the YMCA Milton Keynes ‘Shine Project’ and the British Red Cross.

The charities chosen within the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (BLMK CCG) were handpicked as projects that improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people.

The Bedfordshire Rural Community Charity will be providing digital skills training and electronic devices to isolated people across Bedford and Central Bedfordshire

The Bedfordshire Rural Community Charity will be providing digital skills training and electronic devices to isolated people across Bedford and Central Bedfordshire.

It's hoped this will improve their social wellbeing and ensure patients have equal access to digital health and social care services.

Paul Calaminus, senior responsible officer for BLMK ICS inequalities priority, said: "We are delighted that these projects have been awarded funding from NHS Charities Together. Their work will hugely benefit the health and wellbeing of people throughout our community, especially those who are isolated or vulnerable."