The Royal Naval Association (RNA) working in partnership the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) are excited to bring to your attention a new and innovative project aimed at supporting our older veterans through Sparko TV, which is an interactive TV enhancement tailor-made for them. Best of all, through the RNA and the RNRMC, it’s COMPLETELY FREE!
Sparko TV provides tailored community engagement, promotes wellbeing and mental health thereby improving quality of life. The Sparko TV kit is a small box which connects to a TV* and comes with a webcam and a very simple remote control. This enables people to connect with family, friends and community using simple digital technology. The Sparko tool does not interrupt or interfere with TV programmes; the camera is only activated if a person is on a video call or a live/class activity and will show a small light when in operation. A privacy slider for the camera is included to cover it when it is not in use to ensure peace of mind.
Essentially, Sparko is a simplified version of the internet which can be accessed from the comfort of your sofa/armchair, through your TV!
* In order to benefit from Sparko, a HDMI port must be available (any TV that’s 15 years old or less should have this) Sparko then plugs directly to an existing TV.
If you, or someone you know could benefit from this initiative, please complete an Expression of Interest Form (available below) and send this to Lynda Pearson, the RNA Welfare Programme Manager, who will review your form and get in touch with you in due course.
Phone number: 07591 829416
Postal: Bldg 1/087 Scott Rd, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LU