User and benefits

What is the profile of a Vincles BCN user?
− Aged 65 or over .
− Registered in Barcelona .
− Wants to maintain their active social relationships .
− Wants to expand their social relationships and acquaintances.
− Speaks Catalan and/or Spanish.

What does the Vincles service hope to achieve?
That the user might:
− Enjoy the benefits of communicating and relating with people in their circle and use ICTs for their social relationships .
Improve their quality of life .
− Feel more independent , as it will be easier for them to share their day-to-day life with their family thanks to ICTs.
− Find new motivations thanks to the group network , which will encourage activities in the neighbourhood based on their interests.
Feel connected and more digitally competent.
Increase their social support and opportunities for interaction by participating in Vincles user groups.

The aim of the pilot test, which began in January 2017, is to verify the proper operation of certain aspects of the project, chiefly, the functioning of the applications and the support required by senior citizens for daily use of the tablet, among other aspects. In June Vincles BCN will have extended to all neighbourhoods in the Eixample and Sant Martí districts.