We have become aware that some families are struggling to provide all the children in their households with laptops to enable them to work remotely now that schools have been closed. Schools are providing some support but have limited supplies. In order to boost supplies the IP17 Good Neighbour Scheme is collecting second hand, unwanted laptops which they are having checked by a tech expert at Alde Valley to check they are suitable before being distributed. The laptops will be shared out between schools - a lot depends on the number of laptops collected.
The only requirement is that the laptops need to be able to run zoom so need a working camera and microphone. Tablets are also suitable,
Laptops can be dropped at the Town House. Station Approach, Saxmundham IP171BW between 10-3. If this is difficult for you then please let us know so that we can see if alternative arrangements can be made.
Chiara Saunders, Chief Officer
Leiston, Saxmundham & District Citizens Advice