What is the Purpose of Project Semaphore?
The purpose of project semaphore is to address the issue of digital isolation in older Veterans, which exacerbates loneliness and poverty.
It is a Project to provide friendship, support and practical help, with the outcome of better spiritual and mental health.
Who Manages Project Semaphore?
Project Semaphore is a Royal Naval Association initiative funded by the Aged Veterans Fund.
What Does It involve?
Those who are eligible will receive a free iPad so they can:
- Make new friends;
- Learn new skills; and
- Connect with their family and friends.
Project Semaphore supports individuals in their homes if they are unable to join a group or attend a workshop. To date over 650 devices have been delivered.
Who Is Eligible?
- Have served in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines;
- Be aged 65 or over; and
- Not have regular access to the Internet.
Further information can be found @ https://www.royal-naval-association.co.uk/.
For information on the Aged Veterans Fund.