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Case study – Yolanda


This month I spoke to one of the people who joined the Tech to Connect Project during the 2020 lockdowns

Yolanda was referred to the Tech to Community Connect Project in September 2020, she still has the tablet loaned to her, and uses it regularly. A Whyteleafe resident of 5 years, Yolanda stopped working full-time in 2014 due to difficulties with her mental health.  Since then she now volunteers 2 afternoons a week in Caterham thanks to the support of a Tandridge Hub enabler.

Before her referral to Tech to Community Connect, Yolanda only had access to a smartphone to get online – and although she has plenty of desktop computing experience, she had never used a ablet before. During our interview, Yolanda told me about her experiences in the Tech to Community Connect project, and how it has helped her ‘Get Connected’!

A dedicated ‘trekkie’, knitter and international food enthusiast, I had a wonderful time discussing everything from our favourite Netflix shows to the ways a tablet has supported her mental health.