With 4G (4th generation mobile signals) being rolled out, some Freeview TV equipment may experience interference and it is estimated that 10% of people who watch TV through Freeview services will be affected. For those that are affected, an at800 filter will resolve the problem in the majority of cases. Some vulnerable people may need extra support with awareness and in relation to fitting a filter.
The Digital Outreach programme is set up to help the following specific target groups of people:
Older people (aged 75 yrs and over)
Registered blind or partially sighted
People with a disability
People who have lived in a care home for more than six months
How you can help
If you have contact with or if you have venues which are frequented by people from any of the above target groups, then you could be particularly helpful in the following ways:
Invite me (Charlie) to give a brief (5 mins) presentation on 4G Light up / at800 to people from the target group.
This could very simply be at the start (or end) of of activities you are already running (e.g. a luncheon club, book club, support group, etc).
Put up an A4 poster to be visible at venue which is frequented by people of the target group. This is a draft scan of the A4 poster - but I will provide you with the physical copies.
Keep available a few A5 leaflets which can be visible by people from the target group. This is a draft scan of the A5 leaflet - but I will provide you with the physical copies.
Digital Outreach Grants Programme
We also have access to small grants (£100-£200) for organisations to help with outreach to the above target groups by:
raising awareness to them
help them with simple installation of equipment
Grant guidelines and further details of the Digital Outreach Grants Programme are available via: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13JDPoWjHe8qY1QJQ4w88U5r8itAS3vcCCWj3-Ppdl4c/edit?usp=sharing
The grant application form is available via: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxA67dNyvDUqWTlzY1BpWTBadkk/edit?usp=sharing
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Grants are intended to help get the 4G Light Up message to the target groups.
If you have any queries regarding the Digital Outreach Programme are encouraged in the first instance by email to Charlie at firstname.lastname@example.org But should you wish to discuss by phone, please call 020 7624 4055 between Wednesday - Friday. The deadline for applications is Friday 28th June (midnight).