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PEOPLE in Glasgow are being urged to donate tablet computers or smartphones to help elderly people stay connected to loved ones during the coronavirus lockdown.

The idea was the brainchild of Glasgow publicist Jenn Nimmo-Smith, Director of Electric Shores, whose mother is in a care home.

She was able to video call her mum on an iPad but was aware that not all residents would be able to have face-to-face communication and wanted to help.

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She has partnered with independent charity Scottish Care to issue a plea for tablets, laptops, smart TVs and larger models of smartphones, which should be new or minimally used.

Jenn said:  “As my Mum is in a care home, now more than ever video calling is going to be our lifeline to connect.

"My hope is that this will help other families and those with loved ones who they can’t visit given the current Covid-19 pandemic to stay in contact and enable that connection that is so important and vital to our relationships."

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