DJ Mumbles is back

DJ Mumbles and Mikie talking about African music and reggae [12½ minutes].

Recorded 3 July 2023 amid the hubbub of the main hall at Mildmay Community Centre.

Mentioned on the track –

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50-Plus Device Bank – free laptops for older people

A laptop with the screen raised to show a landscape photo. Additional text: '50+ Device Bank laptops'.

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

Details of this scheme are on our main website 50-plus device bank laptops

Update 16 May 2023

Our initial batch of laptops have all been allocated. Read more “50-Plus Device Bank – free laptops for older people”

50-Plus Databank – free SIM cards for older people

50-Plus Digital has joined the National Databank scheme

The National Databank

You can read about this scheme at the main website – goodthingsfoundation.org/databank

Think of it like a food bank but for internet connectivity data – a free SIM card with a free mobile data plan. Read more “50-Plus Databank – free SIM cards for older people”

Social media, loneliness, older people

A grey-haired woman sits alone with a phone.

Loneliness, social media and friendship

Some results from the BBC survey –

A year ago, we encouraged everybody to take part in the BBC Loneliness Experiment. The BBC reported back in January, and you can listen to the results as a podcast at …

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Take part in the BBC Loneliness Experiment


An invitation from BBC All in the Mind presenter, Claudia Hammond …

We all feel lonely at certain points in our lives, but for some people that loneliness becomes chronic.

To help us discover who feels lonely and what can be done to help them feel more connected, we’d like as many people as possible to take part in the BBC Loneliness Experiment.

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