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This event aims to raise awareness of disability solutions to residents of rural communities and support older people in accessing the right types of aid.

Anyone with a disability is welcome along though solutions will be focused on sight, hearing, wellbeing, safety, mobility aids and health checks.

A CHARITY is working with older people to raise awareness of disability solutions in rural areas.

A community project operating across Doncaster has found that it is small acts of kindness and the ‘little things’ which really make a difference to the lives of those at risk of loneliness in old age.

Dementia Friendly Toolkit

As part of the current dementia-awareness campaign nationally, RAY has produced a Dementia Friendly Toolkit which communities, businesses and individuals might find useful in making their environments more dementia friendly. 

FREE AND BASIC Internet training is available for those struggling to get to grips with getting online across Yorkshire, as part of a new charity project which wants to reach those who feel excluded from the rapidly-changing digital world.

Rural Action Yorkshire's Doncaster Community Connect Project has started delivering new tablets loaded with an innovative app to older people in the Doncaster area. The specially designed app is breaking new ground in helping people with no or few digital skills or experience stay in touch with their friends and families, receive reminders and prompts from carers and community agents, and learn new digital skills.

TWO CHARITIES working with older people in Doncaster to address loneliness and social isolation are breaking new ground with their use of iPads and a new app in the lead-up to Christmas.

In the build-up to Christmas, the Doncaster Community Agents project and RAY are appealing for old or unwanted iPads that will enable more people to take part in our pilot scheme trialling new app 'Tap Into.'

Rural Action Yorkshire (RAY) has received £4,258 to fund additional hours for frontline delivery staff (182 hrs over 6 months) plus £600 for travel expenses, to extend support for older and vulnerable people in Doncaster.

Details on finding your nearest Community Agent are found here. To reach the main office or the project manager, call RAY on 0845 313 0270.

Sharon Middling

Agent for: Stainton, Micklebring, Old Edlington & Braithwell
Contact no: 07568 129511
Email: sharon.middling@ruralyorkshire.org.uk