The £2.5 million Digital Lifeline Fund will provide devices, data and digital support to people with learning disabilities who can't afford to get online.
£2.5 million Digital Lifeline fund set up to improve lives of thousands with learning disabilities on low incomes
5,000 internet tablets preloaded with data and free tech support available from March
Devices to help recipients beat loneliness by reconnecting them with friends and family
The government has set up a £2.5 million fund to provide devices, data and digital support to people with learning disabilities who can’t afford to get online.
Following Privy Council approval on 10 February, Richard Sharp has been appointed for 4 years from 16 February 2021 to 15 February 2025 (@bbc)
Richard Sharp has over 30 years of experience in the financial sector, including commercial banking, derivatives, fixed income, private equity and investment banking. He spent 23 years at Goldman Sachs, joining in 1984 to start and head its European Capital Markets Group. He subsequently held a number of senior roles, most recently as Chairman of Goldman Sachs’ principal investment business in Europe. Prior to this, he worked in both commercial banking and investment banking for JP Morgan. He also served as a Director of Oncimmune, and is a former Chairman and an Emeritus Trustee of the Royal Academy and a Director of International Rescue UK.
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