Changing Lives Through Digital: Susan’s story
We have just completed our Get Connected Pilot to help people during COVID-19. One of our services users, Susan, received a smartphone, unlimited data and support. This is how it changed her life:
Susan has been affected by homelessness since she was sixteen years old. As a carer for her mum, who has a long term condition, she often finds it difficult to get out and about. The last couple of years have been challenging, but she has big plans, and hopes to retrain as a hairdresser, with a wee business of her own.
Susan received a phone through the Get Connected Project just a few days ago, and has immediately thrown herself into sorting out college – the next big step on her journey. ‘I’m just learning with the phone and I have contacted college. It felt wonderful to arrange my admission details for August 2020.’
In addition to sorting out her place at college, Susan has also been watching YouTube videos to build up her skills with the scissors, learning something new every day. She’s particularly loving how much she can do for herself, even without support.
Click here to learn more about the pilot and how it helped people change their lives.