Charity information


WaveLength brings comfort and companionship through media technology.

We give TVs, radios, MP3 players and tablet computers to isolated and lonely people living in poverty.

Founded 1939

  • Mission statement

    WaveLength gives TVs and radios to isolated and lonely people living in poverty.

    Many live with disabilities, chronic poor mental health or physical health, or learning difficulties, that can make it hard for them to leave their homes. Many are elderly, and many are coming out of difficult situations like homelessness, domestic violence, forced migration or addiction.

    They tell us their TVs and radios are ‘lifelines’, keeping them connected to the outside world and comforting them through long lonely days and nights. Our equipment is brand new, and we also provide accessible sets for disabled people. The manufacturers we work with take care of installation and delivery, as well as a long-term warranty. We can provide a range of televisions, radios, CD players and tablet computers.

    Because WaveLength is a small charity, we work with our beneficiaries and referees to find out what media technology is right for them, and to meet their needs. We're dedicated to fighting the digital divide as well as improving social connections and wellbeing.

    WaveLength works in partnership with other charities and community organisations to find hard-to-reach people who need our help. These include Age Concern, Storybook Dads, Age UK, Stroke Association, Citizens' Advice Bureaus, Women's Aid centres, Together UK, Action on Dementia, Mencap, Freedom from Torture, Shelter, Independent Age, day centres, refuges, homelessness hostels, social services, NHS trusts and housing association

  • Aims

    Wavelength aims to:

    • Bringing companionship, comfort and contact to people who are lonely, isolated and in need of financial and practical support
    • Enabling them to engage with the world through technology
    • Giving them a voice; championing their causes; representing them at national and local levels
    • Challenging the root causes of loneliness and isolaiton
  • Overview

    Established: January 1939

    Registered Charity Number: 207400

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 5

    Phone number: 01708 6211101

    Address: 159a High Street Hornchurch London RM11 3YB

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