Digital Wellbeing Tameside and Glossop

We are partnering with a wide range of local statutory and community partners, including the NHS, to undertake a new Digital Wellbeing project.

We are looking for donations of mobile phones, tablets and laptops, that you no longer use, to help those in our communities who are at a disadvantage when it comes to access to technology. 

The Digital Wellbeing project aims to help people within our communities who may need support to grow their skills and confidence to use devices to help with day to day activities and improve their health and wellbeing.

In an increasingly digital world, people who don’t have safe and reliable access to the internet are at risk of poorer health and wellbeing outcomes.  With the recent COVID -19 outbreak we have seen many more traditional contacts moved online such as GP consultations and bookings. Although this gives lots of opportunities to do things differently, there is a risk that we further worsen these gaps in some of our most vulnerable communities.

For some people, access to a mobile, tablet or laptop, along with the chance to improve their digital skills will open up many more opportunities that will positively affect their health and wellbeing such as;

  • Accessing online information and support
  • Reducing loneliness by keeping in touch with friends and family
  • Accessing health services such as GP appointments and repeat prescriptions
  • Accessing online banking and ordering groceries
  • Undertaking further education or learning new skills
  • Greater access to employment opportunities and housing

Types of devices we need

We are on the lookout for the following types of devices;

Mobile Phones & Tablets:
Any working device running Android version 5 (Lollipop) and above or Apple iOS version 10 and above will be useful.

To use the NHS COVID-19 App devices need to be at least Android 6 (2015) or Apple iOS 13.5 (May 2020), so donations with these minimum specifications would be particularly welcome.

Laptops:
Ideally less than 5 years old capable of running Windows 7 or later, and a minimum of 4Gb RAM.

Unfortunately we can only accept and refurbish working devices, we are unable to repair broken devices. If you have the chargers or leads to accompany your device then that would be greatly appreciated.

Important information:

All account information must be removed, including Google, iTunes, device-specific accounts such as Samsung accounts.

Unfortunately if these accounts are not removed we will not be able to get past the device protection with factory reset and therefore unable to refurbish and distribute your device to someone in need. Click here for further information on how to delete your personal data.

Where to donate your device

We have several drop off points in Tameside and Glossop and will be adding more in the coming weeks.  Please see the table below for your local drop off point. 

Please remember to wear a mask if you are able when entering public spaces to donate your device.

Ashton-Under-Lyne

Active AshtonWater St, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7AN Phone: 0161 330 1179 (For opening times visit www.activetameside.com)
Ashton LibraryTameside One, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6BH Phone: 0161 342 2031 / 2029
Monday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am – 8:00pm
Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm

Stalybridge

Active CopleyHuddersfield Rd, Millbrook, Stalybridge SK15 3ET Phone: 0161 303 8118 (For opening times visit www.activetameside.com)
Stalybridge Library1A Trinity St, Stalybridge SK15 2BN Phone: 0161 338 2708
Monday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Wednesday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm

Dukinfield

Dukinfield LibraryConcord Way, Dukinfield SK16 4DB Phone: 0161 330 3257
Monday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Together Centre85 Birch Ln, Dukinfield SK16 5AU Phone: 0161 366 1987 or 0161 366 9746
Opening Hours; Mon-Fri 10am-2pm

Hyde

Active HydeWalker Ln, Hyde SK14 5PL Phone: 0161 368 4057 (For opening times visit www.activetameside.com)
The Grafton CentreGrafton St, Hyde SK14 2AX Phone: 0161 368 4110
Mon 9-4pm
Tuesday 9-4pm
Fri 9-4pm

Denton

Tameside Wellness CentreLance Corporal Andrew Breeze Way, Denton, Manchester M34 3RD Phone: 0161 260 1190 (For opening times visit www.activetameside.com)

Droylsden

Active MedlockGardenfold Way, Droylsden, Manchester M43 7XU Phone: 0161 370 3070 (For opening times visit www.activetameside.com)
Droylsden LibraryManchester Rd, Droylsden, Manchester M43 6EP Phone: 0161 370 1282
Monday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Friday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm

Glossop

George Street Primary Care Centre GlossopGeorge St, Glossop SK13 8AY Phone: 01457 850550
Opening Hours; Mon – Fri 9am-5pm
The Bureau, GlossopBank House, 22 Henry St, Glossop SK13 8BW Phone: 01457 865722
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

You can follow the progress of this project on Twitter @PCrefurbCharity and @CWTandG.

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