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Digital Inclusion Project

The Royal British Legion – Alsager Branch, with support from Cheshire East Council, have recently launched a Digital Inclusion Project called BOD. BOD (Branching Out Digitally) is a brand new, free service that we are offering to the Armed Forces Community in Alsager and surrounding areas.

Many people are unaware of the support that the RBL can provide. We want those who serve, and have served, to feel a  part of the community, to know that they matter.  As many as 154 people who live in care homes within Cheshire East have previously served in the Armed Forces.  We want to reach out to these veterans as well as others. Two of the challenges faced by older members of the Armed Forces Community are isolation and technology. The aim of BOD is to overcome these problems. Isolation can lead to mental health issues so with our project aiding social inclusion and connection, we are hoping to ease this.

A free Portal device provided by us which allows the user to be able to participate in meetings and events from the comfort of their armchair. Video calls can also be made to friends and family.  Over the coming months, online workshops will be added as well as being able to stream religious services and much more.

The portal will be “installed” by a trained, DBS checked RBL member who will slowly go through everything and there will be support available at the touch of a button, by email or telephone.


For more information please contact bodrblalsager@gmail.com or call 07561 297 573.