The Mayor of London’s Mi Wifi scheme has been launched in the Deptford Lounge Library to lend tablets to over 55s.

From June 2017 to January 2018 Lewisham residents will be able to borrow a tablet for up to four weeks and will be offered six hours of digital skills training.

The tablets will be available for borrowing from Lewisham Library, Downham Library and the Library at Deptford Lounge.

London’s Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement, Matthew Ryder, attended the launch along with Councillor Alan Hall.

Councillor Alan Hall said: “The new Mi Wifi pilot in Lewisham is an example of how the Council can make a real difference. It will help people to find jobs, access their local council services and reduce social isolation by getting online through their local library.”

“This is real progress on digital inclusion. We can learn from this pilot and look at rolling out this scheme.”

“It is was a real pleasure to have Matthew Ryder, Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, to launch the event in Deptford and I hope that we can work closely with him to help more Londoners.”

More about the Mi Wifi in Lewisham Libraries is here

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