Age UK are searching for individuals and helpful volunteers in Camborne and East Cornwall (initially) to trial Echo Spots in their homes.

Age UK Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with the support of Digital Health Champions from the University of Plymouth, have received funding to purchase 32 Echo Spot devices for individuals across Cornwall.

They are looking for people who may have a disability/ illness which means they might have difficulty mastering some computer skills, are potentially isolated or object to the unfriendly nature of traditional monitors.

They hope that by using an Echo Spot, it will bridge the gap for those who find getting online in a traditional way too difficult. From managing banking, shopping and accounts online to, using free methods of communication to connect with friends and loved ones, to ordering books, listening to music and accessing resources to help manage health conditions, Age UK believe the opportunities are endless.

Volunteers from Plymouth University will provide help with installation, initial set-up and ongoing support, in return for a little feedback (good and bad) throughout the project.

For more information contact Emily Taylor on Emily.taylor@ageukcornwall.org.uk, 01872 266383 or visit www.cornwall-link.co.uk