Stockport Council Provides Laptops
Stockport Council to provide laptops and internet connection to students so they can continue education during Covid-19 lockdown.
06:54 25 June 2020
A scheme launched by the Department for Education will see disadvantaged students in Stockport receiving laptops and internet connection to help them continue their education and enable them to access social care services during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Stockport Council is the second local authority in the UK to benefit from the scheme. Laptops were distributed to children in the borough with a social worker who had no means of completing their school work remotely.
Cllr Colin Foster, Cabinet Member for Children, Familly Services and Education, said: "The lockdown with the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of online learning for all our families. This initiative, supported by Stockport Council IT colleague has meant that children in need can utilise digital technology to improve their access to education materials and stay in contact with support services too."
Cllr Kate Butler, Cabinet Member for Citizen Focus and Engagement said: "The council recognises how important internet access is to everyone. Digital helps people stay in touch with loved ones, order shopping, manage their health and wellbeing, and keep up to date with the latest advice and information. We continue to do all we can to increase access for all to support residents to learn the digital skills they need."