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Using Technology to Keep Connected

Using Technology to Keep Connected

Using Technology to Keep Connected

Friday 29 May, 2020

A group of friends in Redcar are not letting Covid19 get in the way when it comes to looking after their health and wellbeing by remaining busy and active whilst staying at home.

With a little help from their support team, and the aid of a popular video app, James, David and Stephen together with Lilian, Charlotte and Bev have produce their very own ‘Toilet Roll Pandemic’ video to entertain each other and their friends, despite living in two separate houses.

David, James, Stephen and Lilian are making the most of online keep-fit videos with Joe Wicks being a firm favourite.  With help from Support Worker Sammy, regular sessions are set up where, using iPads, they can see each other exercising together, albeit in different houses.

The use of technology has been fantastic for keeping the friends connected whilst they are unable to spend time together socially. Similarly, the housemates have been supported to have FaceTime calls with their families and friends which has been so important for keeping their spirits up whilst staying at home.

“I am so proud of how well everyone is doing and how staff have supported people to learn new ways to keep in touch.  They all loved making the video and seeing each other on screen.  I can’t wait to see what they will come up with next.”  Leigh McCusker, Service Manager.

For more ideas on how to keep well and stay connected, download our ‘Looking After Your Wellbeing’ help sheet.

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