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The Link-ages Communication Platform was designed by understanding the needs of older and vulnerable people

The articles on this page represent some the thinking that has gone into the development of the Link-ages Platform. Link-ages was developed based on the team's experiences of communicating with their own families, working with and talking to older and vulnerable people, and research into loneliness, social isolation and digital exclusion.

Do Older People Engage with Technology?

There is little doubt that the growth of digital communication platforms such as social media messaging apps has made it easier for people in to stay in touch and share their experiences. However, there is a widely held belief that older people are not interested in engaging with and are slower to adopt new technologies.
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