Read all about it during Covid-19 crisis

Digital news provider PressReader is offering care and nursing homes free access to thousands of online newspapers and magazines for the next two months.

The offer means older and vulnerable people feeling isolated due to coronavirus can now get free access to an online version of their favourite publication.

The initiative is the brainchild of Mike Padgham, chairman of the Independent Care Group, and his daughter Chantel, business development manager with PressReader.

“This very kind gesture from PressReader could prove very, very useful to a lot of people in care and nursing homes and we are really grateful for the offer,” said Mike Padgham (pictured).

“We understand that during these challenging times, when visits are curtailed and older and vulnerable people might be feeling isolated it could be useful for them to access a favourite newspaper or magazine,” he added.

Any care or nursing homes who would like to take advantage of PressReader’s offer should contact [email protected] or 07904 838038.