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Homeless people to be given phones to help them connect during coronavirus

Several thousand homeless people will be given smartphones and laptops to help them stay informed, connected and access support during the coronavirus outbreak.

A two-year partnership, between Tesco Mobile and the homelessness charity Crisis, will see homeless people given £700,000 worth of phones, devices and internet data.

In the first year, they aim to provide 2,500 homeless people with phones, laptops and tablets, while the public are being urged to hand in their old smartphones or donate to help connect more people.

This will make it easier for them to look into housing options, keep in touch with friends and family and access information, services and support.

It will also help homeless people stay aware of public health guidance and updates as the country adapts to the ongoing threat of coronavirus.Several thousand homeless people will be given smartphones and laptops to help them stay informed, connected and access support during the coronavirus outbreak.

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