1. Suitable persons would be identified with the broad group of elderly, disabled and disadvantaged would be identified in a given area, be it simply town by town or wider catchment areas.
2. They would be offered a free wifi service and a suitable tablet. The computer would remain the property of the project, however those who wish to purchase the computer can do so. Well off elderly or otherwise may wish to contribute to this project whilst those without the resources can have the Wifi and Tablet for free. Certain conditions would apply. The target person is the only regular user, the computer cannot be used elsewhere.
3. A support structure would be set in place. New users would have visits, telephone and eventually on line guidance from the area support team. Users would than have access to a maintenance, support and access team. Remember the target persons are elderly, disabled and disadvantaged the support team would be more than just a computer repair person. They would have training in medical and psychological support and would act as a bridge for those who have disconnected from their community and society. They would coordinate the link between the individual and health professionals via the Tablet. They would assist the individual on any aspect of the computers use. Hopefully they would become a friend. They would be the friendly face to introduce those who are resistant to the world of computers to their benefits. They be always available to as it and be the type of person who wants to help without false limits.
4. The single computer platform would allow economies of scale, unified communication and easier repair or ‘swap outs’ of damaged or faulty computers