Free access to news during Covid-19 crisis

26 March 2020 – Independent Care Group

Older and vulnerable people in care and nursing homes feeling isolated due to coronavirus can now get free access to an online version of their favourite newspaper or magazine.

Digital news provider PressReader is offering care and nursing homes free access to thousands of online newspapers and magazines for the next two months.

Mike Padgham, a care provider from Scarborough and Chair of the Independent Care Group, is working with his daughter Chantel to bring this access to news to care and nursing home residents. Chantel is Business Development Manager with PressReader.

Mr Padgham said: “We understand that during these challenging times, when visits are curtailed and older and vulnerable people might be feeling isolated it could be useful for them to access a favourite newspaper or magazine.

“This very kind gesture from PressReader could prove very, very useful to a lot of people in care and nursing homes and we are really grateful for the offer.”

Any care or nursing homes who would like to take advantage of PressReader’s offer should contact chantelp@pressreader.com or 07904 838038.

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