Residents set to benefit from a year’s free wi-fi

WEBTASTIC: Rachel Taylor, director of Finance and Support Services and John Musson, director of Neighbourhood Services, with residents Ivy Chadwick and Christine Robson
WEBTASTIC: Rachel Taylor, director of Finance and Support Services and John Musson, director of Neighbourhood Services, with residents Ivy Chadwick and Christine Robson

RESIDENTS living in sheltered housing are celebrating free internet access for a year.

Donnini House, in Easington, and the surrounding East Durham Homes properties, celebrated at a launch event marking the switch on of free Wi-Fi for 12 months.

The pilot project aims to help the tenants use the internet to access East Durham Homes services, keep in touch with family and friends, and find out information.

The free Wi-Fi can be accessed from their own device in their home or by using the new touchscreen kiosk in Donnini House.

The kiosk is set up with useful links including guides on how to get online and local amenities.

Nearly 30 people attended the launch event where the kiosk was officially unveiled.

Rachel Taylor, East Durham Homes Director of Finance and Support Services said: “There are so many benefits to going online both economically and socially.

“The pilot Wi-Fi service aims to help our customers take the first step in accessing the internet.

She added: “We had a fantastic turn out at the event and it was lovely to see so many customers keen to find out the internet.”