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Project Semaphore veteran at home with iPadProject Semaphore veteran at home with iPad

Project Semaphore at a glance - latest statistics

All too often we hear of the effect that being socially isolated has on elderly veterans. When they are not connected to the online world, they also tend to be worse off financially. The RNA’s Project Semaphore has distributed hundreds of iPads to veterans preloaded with useful apps and familiarisation training.

In enabling veterans to do the things most of us find second nature (for instance, Skyping family and friends, internet banking and shopping, accessing support information, social media and entertainment), we can help them connect with friends and regain some of their independence. 

Project statistic as at August 2018

  • Issued over 670 iPads
  • Reached Shipmates from 114 RNA Branches
  • Collaborated with over 50 services-related charities and organisations
  • Engaged with 10 service-specific care homes and sheltered housing
  • The project is managed by a team of 3 but supported by over 65 volunteers and ambassadors

To read some of the testimonials we've received from Shipmates, please visit: