Most of us talk at the telly sometimes – but thanks to a new Red Cross service, now it sometimes talks back.
Our pioneering new ‘Facelook’ service means older people can keep in touch with volunteers and family members from the comfort of their own front room. The system, similar to the internet Skype model, beams video calls straight through to residents’ television sets.
Simple to use, it enables older people living alone to speak to (and clearly see) their Red Cross support at home volunteers, and family and friends from across the world. It’s also handy for doctors, who can use the system for remote check-ups or to ensure patients are taking their medication correctly.