Since 1939, WaveLength has provided media technology to people who are lonely and can’t afford to buy equipment themselves. Initially giving wirelesses, the charity now gives radios, tablets, and televisions. Alongside supporting on an individual basis, the charity works with organisations including women’s refuges, homeless hostels, day-care centres, hospital wards, and care homes. In 2018 alone, 12,700 people benefited from the charity’s work.
To apply for a piece of technology, people can visit https://wavelength.org.uk/apply-for-help/ to download an application form. To qualify for WaveLength’s help, people must be referred by a third party, known as a referrer. This can be a friend or neighbour, social worker, care worker, medical worker, housing officer, charity worker, volunteer, a member of a religious or community organisation.