50-Plus Device Bank – free smartphones for older people

50-Plus Digital has joined the National Device Bank scheme

The National Device Bank

You can read about the national scheme at the main website – goodthingsfoundation.org/national-device-bank

Our local 50-Plus Device Bank – a preview

We have already received a batch of refurbished smartphones — to be gifted to people in need.

They are all the same model — Galaxy XCover 4s — robust business phones in excellent condition — ideal for people whose primary IT needs are not recreational.

We are setting them up to be suitable for older people who might be relative digital beginners, prioritising accessibility, usability, privacy and security. Initially they will resemble the devices you use on our smartphone training courses. Of course, you can do whatever you like with them afterwards, and you may expect continued support at our weekly digital drop-in.

More information coming soon …

Frequently-Asked Questions

Q1: When can I get one, and how?

A1: We will start distributing to eligible people next week. For further details — keep in touch with us.

Q2: Does where I live affect my eligibiliity?

A2: For the smartphone scheme, you should be a resident of any London borough.