What is Tesco Mobile Reconnects?

In 2020, we set up Tesco Mobile Reconnects to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people reconnect with society. Because 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.

 

 

We care for human connection, and this is what drives us. Mobile connection keeps us in touch with people & society and helps us live our lives. By 2023, we'll give £2.4 million worth of phones, devices and connectivity to those who need them.

How we're reconnecting people

Our Crisis partnership

We’re really proud to partner with Crisis UK to support them in their mission to end homelessness, focusing on digital connection.

Little Helps

At the start of the pandemic, we set up Little Helps to get phones, devices and connectivity to those who needed them most.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

You can still help end homelessness with a one-off £2 donation to Crisis, when you text ‘Reconnects’ to 70004.