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Business helps homeless people learn IT skills

Claire Eden, Head of Fundraising & Communications

Framework colleagues receiving delivery of Staffline's donated IT equipment

Businesses and organisations provide vital support to our work in many different ways including payroll giving, taking part in fundraising events, or making us their charity of the year.

Gifts in kind and pro bono support also make a massive contribution – as in the case of Nottingham-based recruitment company Staffline who have provided equipment and training to help homeless and vulnerable people across the East Midlands gain digital skills.

Staffline has donated around 400 items of pre-loved IT equipment. These items, including more than 140 laptops and 100 tablets, as well as smartphones and protective cases, are estimated to be worth more than £23,000. Framework’s digital inclusion team is using these items to help people in need acquire vital IT skills and confidence to live independently.

In addition to the equipment, staff from the company are providing pro bono support by delivering IT training to our staff.

The quantity, quality and range of equipment provided by Staffline have given many more service users access to vital digital communications equipment. The training offered has increased the skill level among our service users. Both elements of this support have increased the scope and effectiveness of the work by our colleagues and have advanced digital inclusion among our service users.

Staffline’s hugely generous and heartfelt support is greatly appreciated. Thank you to everyone involved in this exceptional initiative, led by Matt Roberts, Staffline’s Group Head of IT.

We are delighted to demonstrate our appreciation by including Staffline among our Friends of Framework – a group of businesses who have gone above and beyond in their support of our work. The plaque we recently presented provides enduring evidence of that appreciation.

Friends of Framework plaque presentation to Staffline

For more information about our work with businesses visit our fundraising pages.