Outcomes and looking forward
The pandemic has seen a swift increase in domestic violence in the United Kingdom, and Respect have been at the forefront helping those families/individuals affected. In an article by the United Nations2 it was recently reported that:
“In the United Kingdom calls, emails and website visits to Respect, the national domestic violence charity, have increased 97 per cent, 185 per cent and 581 per cent respectively. In the first 3 weeks of COVID-19 lockdowns, 14 women and 2 children were murdered in the country.”
Having made the transition to cloud, Respect were able to continue to operate throughout lockdown with the peace of mind that their IT services were in safe hands. Academia’s highly accredited IT specialist now manages all levels of support for Respect’s IT systems, working closely with both end-users and management as well as third-party suppliers to deliver outstanding support. On working with Academia Ippo mentions that:
“I would recommend Academia to any charity, small or large, that needs a robust IT function that comes with a professional and friendly service.”
In the recent addition of the Charity Digital Skills Report 20201, it was revealed that since the start of the Pandemic over 27% of UK based charities have had to cancel their services as they did not have the necessary skills or technology to effectively support their operations.
Now more than ever it is critical that Charities embrace digital technology and don’t get left behind.