Home-Start Guernsey has had its IT systems updated thanks to consultancy and support services freely given by Fusion Systems. Home-Start recruits parents as volunteers who visit families experiencing stressful times. The volunteers work with families, encouraging parents’ strengths and emotional well-being for the benefit of their children.
With an out-of-date IT system, it was becoming increasingly difficult for the Home-Start coordinators to work flexibly from the charity’s base at the Roseville Community Centre or from home or other locations. Remote access to files and a more accessible email system were high on the agenda to allow Home-Start to continue its work in the community.
Alan Rowe, Sales & Marketing Director at Fusion Systems said: "Home-Start Guernsey came to us with quite an extensive list of IT problems they wished to overcome and our challenge was to provide the right solution. It soon became clear to us that a cloud based solution was the answer."
Jurat Margaret Spaargaren, chair of Home-Start Guernsey said: "Our old computers operated very slowly and we only had limited ability to work from home or other places and only if our coordinators remembered to copy the files they needed to a memory stick. Now the combination of fast new computers and the cloud services mean we can do all of our work from anywhere without having to plan ahead, enabling us to be more efficient and more responsive. Our heartfelt thanks to Fusion Systems for their support."
Alan Rowe concluded: "It is great to support local charities and the community where we can and we are particularly pleased that in this case we are able to improve their efficiency and the way they operate through an appropriate use of available technologies."