We provide a range of practical and emotional support to carers. Carers are often themselves affected by being a carer and often have poor health, financial problems or are socially isolated. We provide a mixture of individual and group support to ensure that carers are able to maintain their caring role while maintaining a life of their own. We also provide a young carers service for children age 8 plus”
Reason for applying to DiH
Our website and use of social media has been fairly limited and reactive but we know the importance and benefits a good website and related services can bring, It is unlikely that we will ever have resources to dedicate to this.
- Outdated design
- Difficult to update
- It held out of date information
- It was not well used
- Not responsive for mobiles/tablets
- Homepage slider
- Testimonial rotator
- Social media
- Search facility
- Contact form and map
- Responsive (viewable on all screens, browsers and devices)
- Back ups
The support from the Graphics Co-op and VHS was excellent from the outset. An initial meeting allowed everyone to share their thoughts and give us all a clear way forward.
The design and layout of the new website has improved both the look and ease of navigation through the site.
The training on wordpress provided by Laura from Graphics Co-op was straightforward and we are slowly rolling this out across our whole team. Across the whole project the support and advice from VHS and the Graphics Co-op in particular made the project easy to be part of and a really worthwhile exercise.
Whereas previously our website was an after-thought it is now included as major asset in our workplan for 2015.