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GIVE TIME LEARN is a platform created for Youth United by Reading Room as a springboard for youth organisations to gain additional volunteers as a network rather than an individual organisation. Time is the most precious commodity and volunteering takes time to get involved with and has the stigma of doing something for nothing. This is rarely the case; with GIVE TIME LEARN the emphasis is on participants getting involved, making it all worthwhile by learning transferable skills in the process. The campaign was set up to engage adults in volunteering across a wide range of national youth organisations. Rather than contact each group individually GIVE TIME LEARN makes it easy. Register once, choosing organisations you are interested in, and they get in touch with opportunities in your area to get involved immediately.
The Big Lottery Fund deliver funding throughout the UK, mostly through programmes tailored specifically to the needs of communities in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland as well as some programmes that cover the whole UK. Reading Room proposed an adaptive fully fluid approach to meet users’ needs and the ever growing diversity of devices used to access the BIG Lottery website. This ensured as large as possible an audience could use the website, regardless of how they accessed it.
Clarence House required a complete redesign of the official web presence for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, which also encompasses sub sites for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Clarence House were looking to develop a site that was more modern in editorial presence and design, had a more impactful use of imagery and video, and made effective use of existing social media channels. The aim was to have a site with fewer updates with more simple and engaging content, and more interactivity with users.
The first of its kind in the UK, MyHealthLondon allows the general public to utilise the government’s open data initiative, gaining up to date and transparent data about GP practices in London. Built using open source technology, the site provides information about health services in London, specifically it provides information about the performance of practices against 22 indicators (benchmarks). Each of the 1600 practices have their own site where they can manage content informing users of news, events and services available locally. The practice can also interact directly with users, through surveys and discussion groups, which can cover a whole range of issues around the delivery of services or specific conditions.
Jupiter is one of the UK’s leading fund management groups. Its website had not changed for more than 5 years, no longer providing the shop front to the company digitally in terms of their brand or the breadth of work that they do. Reading Room worked with Jupiter to better serve content to existing audiences, cater for their increasing international audiences and support their expansion globally. As an international organisation with interest worldwide, language and marketing considerations change in different territories. Through the clever use of technology we were able to serve relevant content to individuals based on their self-identification.
Reading Room worked with Terrence Higgins Trust to develop the UK’s first online interactive service which offers long-term condition management support for people living with HIV in the UK. The My HIV site therefore aims to provide round the clock support to these individuals in the hope of easing the mounting pressure on the NHS, giving the site users a flexible alternative support network that's accessible regardless of geographical location. With very distinct audiences, the intelligent and complex digital personalisation strategy allows users to be served tailored content based on who they are, including the length of diagnosis, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation and location.
Barclays Money Skills is Barclays plc’s flagship UK community programme, driving an industry leading initiative to help one million people build the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to manage their money more effectively. Barclays is working in partnership with respected and experienced charities to reach 16-25 year olds and other vulnerable groups across the UK. To further reach this target Reading Room developed an easy to navigate website providing access to a suite of innovative resources, targeted advice and online tools such as a budget calculator and jargon buster. The website also gives access to specific projects such as Barclays Money Skills Champions and Barclays Money Skills Weeks. It provides a one stop shop for key audiences giving credible money management resource in an innovative and engaging way.
Directors UK required a new website and marketing collateral to support the launch of their new membership scheme. Reading Room worked to a tight deadline to design both the website and marketing collateral such as brochures and flyers, and to build a site that not only delivers on visual appeal but also provides Directors UK with an easy to use Drupal 7 platform which integrates with their Progress CRM. Much of the site is only accessible to members who are encouraged to share their experiences with each other through the blogging tool. Directors UK now has a solid platform from which to grow from in to the future.
We delivered a new procurement portal for Government Procurement Service and were able to combine our knowledge of open source for government, user experience and agile process to provide the new website in only 12 weeks. The new portal simplifies access to Government Procurement Service’s frameworks and centralised deals with information, guidance and direct access to the supporting eProcurement tools. The site not only delivers on visual appeal but also provides Government Procurement Service with an easy to use Drupal 7 CMS platform which imports contracts and suppliers from its eSourcing system, providing one single view of all centralised contracts and suppliers.