Staying connected has never been more important. With a Tesco Mobile Christmas (SIM) card you could be giving a lifeline to people experiencing homelessness. Buy exclusively online at the Crisis Shop to Stop Homelessness^.

At Tesco Mobile, we care for human connection.

We believe everyone has the right to be connected. Mobile connection brings us all closer to other people, to society, and provides access to essential services.

For many, a digital connection can be a lifeline. Through our Tesco Mobile Reconnects mission, between now and 2023, we are committed to donating over £2.4 million worth of phones, devices and connectivity, to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people reconnect with society.

Find out more

Tesco Mobile Reconnects partners with Crisis.

Digital connectivity can help in our ambition to end homelessness, and so can you. A first-of-its-kind partnership for Tesco Mobile aims to combat growing issues around digital exclusion by getting phones, devices and connectivity into the hands of those that need it most.

Together, with your help, we can raise awareness of the issues and give a digital lifeline to someone in need.

Help us end homelessness

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve helped over 100 causes and communities, by giving away over 5000 phones and SIMs to support the vulnerable, disadvantaged and people who are homeless.

Tesco Mobile Reconnects rough sleepers

Westminster City Council and St Mungo’s Charity, have a clear mission: to end rough sleeping in Westminster.

It was so important that their front-line workers could connect with rough sleepers to carry out welfare checks and get them into safe accommodation. Our donation of 500 phones and SIMs enabled them to help those most in need.

Tesco Mobile Reconnects young refugees

The British Red Cross create a safe, welcoming space for young people to meet, talk and learn about how to succeed in adapting to their new life in the UK.

These young people have faced many challenges but being able to offer them digital connection gave them a way to build their skills and confidence, to further develop their own connections.

^Available until 7 Jan 2021. See crisis.org.uk/christmassimcard. Crisis UK (trading as Crisis) is the national charity for homeless people. 66 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LT. Tel: 0300 636 1967. Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094.

Frequently asked questions.

What is Tesco Mobile Reconnects?

At Tesco Mobile we care for human connection. We believe everyone has the right to be connected, so between now and 2023 we’re giving over £2.4 million worth of phones, devices and connectivity to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people reconnect with society. Find out more here.

How many people will you help between now and 2023?

We’ll aim to help 13,000 people reconnect to society and hope that, through fundraising, we can double that figure. We’re donating phones and devices, but also providing people with 12-months of connectivity – meaning they have the opportunity to benefit from all that connection can bring on their journey out of homelessness.

Why has Tesco Mobile decided to partner with Crisis and help tackle homelessness?

COVID-19 has shown us that, now more than ever, mobile connection brings us all closer to other people, to society, and provides access to essential services. For many, a digital connection can be a lifeline and right now there is a lack of awareness and understanding about why connectivity is important for people facing homelessness. Find out more about our partnership with Crisis here.

How long are you partnering with Crisis?

We’ve committed to a two-year partnership with Crisis.

What impact does connectivity have on people facing homelessness?

A mobile connection brings us all closer to other people, to society, and provides access to essential services. For many, a digital connection can be a lifeline. We’ve never had a better understanding of the value of connection – and the many reasons why it should be available to all. Together with Crisis and the many frontline services combatting homelessness, we hope to end homelessness once and for all.

How does a mobile phone or device help someone who is homeless?

By connecting them to family and friends, to vital support services, to apply for universal credit and to gain access to support groups. Plus so much more.

But why choose to support homelessness instead of other vulnerable communities?

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve given £345k worth of phones, devices and connectivity to causes and communities supporting the vulnerable and disadvantaged. We’ve helped over 100 causes and communities and given over 5000 phones and 5000 SIMs. Through our donations we found that nearly 40% of our donations were going to homeless causes.

How can I support

We’re inviting our customers and the public to donate their old smartphone or text to donate. More details on how you can help here.