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19 July 2019

‘Tiny Tablets’ will stimulate care home residents and library customers

Residents at the recently opened new care home in Whitehaven, The Gables, will be presented with an interactive ‘Tiny Tablet’ today, Friday 19 July.

A Tiny Tablet is a fully integrated, portable and adjustable interactive touch screen table, used in the same way as an iPad or smart phone, but specifically designed for use in a care home or early learning environment. The tablet can connect to WiFi, making it an ideal resource to be used in group activity settings or on a 1:1 basis. 

Tiny Tablets are also now available in several Cumbrian libraries - ideal for youngsters and library service customers who can enjoy a variety of learning activities, puzzles, and guidance on how to access and use the internet. 

A total of eight tablets are now available across Cumbria, following a £45,000 investment from Cumbria County Council’s library budget and additional funding from local committee groups. The Tiny Tablets are situated in The Gables care home in Whitehaven, Carlisle Library, Workington Library, Kendal Library, Penrith Library, Millom Library, Whitehaven Library and Barrow Library.

Cllr Deborah Earl, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Services, said:

“Tiny Tablets are a fantastic asset for our residents - they provide access to a variety of stimulating and engaging content - from accessing the internet, to games, puzzles and other activities they can enjoy in a group, or on their own. Investing in this type of resource means that our customers - from residents in care homes, to the children and adults accessing our library services - can enjoy and benefit from the opportunities and experiences the Tiny Tablets can offer.”

Many people worry their relatives can become isolated when they’re staying in a care home.  Introducing care homes to technology such as Tiny Tablets can help residents to connect with their family and friends, helping them to become more interactive and maintain a sense of connection with the wider world.

Providing access to the internet and educating residents and library customers on both how to browse the possibilities of the internet is an excellent way to help enable the elderly and younger customers to engage with and build on their interests, and discover new ones. 


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Residents at the recently opened new care home in Whitehaven, The Gables, will be presented with an interactive ‘Tiny Tablet’ today, Friday 19 July.