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Barclays Pledges to Support Care Homes with Digital Skills

  • Barclays Digital Eagles have pledged to deliver digital skills, through virtual training, to at least 500 care homes across the UK in 2020.
  • The virtual training is designed to give care home residents and staff the confidence and skills to use technology to keep entertained, stay connected with loved ones and book virtual GP appointments, using iPads donated by Barclays.
  • The pledge is part of our long-term commitment to UK care homes, which will give care homes ongoing support with videos and learning guides.

Toni Ives, Head of Barclays Digital Eagles said:

“We’re aware of the additional pressures facing care homes and the challenge for families to stay connected. Our Barclays Digital Eagles are training care staff so they can help residents to keep in touch with their loved ones and help overcome isolation and loneliness. In addition, we’re training staff how to access virtual GP appointments, meaning they can get the medical care they need without the worry of leaving the care home.”

Chrissy Clace, Deputy Home Manager/ Clinical Lead at Devonshire House & Lodge Care Home said:

“The Barclays Digital Eagles have recently delivered some fantastic training to our care home. The training sessions, and the iPad donated to us, have really helped us connect to GPs virtually, as well as help residents stay connected to loved ones, which has been welcomed during these challenging times.”

For more information on the Digital Eagles, please visit