Supporting Wirral Churches’ Ark Project to evidence success


06 July 2017

The challenge

Wirral Churches’ Ark Project is a homeless prevention, support and accommodation service, supporting hundreds of people at risk. With so many people to support, the charity was looking for a better way to manage their information.
 

Services Manager Charlotte Swann explains: “We were working off Word documents, which were easily deleted, and manually completing finance ledgers. We needed a more robust system with better accountability and case management, which also supported our aim of becoming paperless.”

The benefits

  • All information is managed in one place, including building work, support, medical records and housing benefits, making it easier for the 29 staff to find what they need
  • Comprehensive, clear reports provide financial accountability and evidence how the service is performing against targets, including occupancy rates
  • Mobile access so field-based staff don’t need to return to the office
  • Reduces duplication of information being entered
  • Easy to set up and start using straight away

What they said

Advantage Impact saves us time and makes my role a lot easier. The system is webbased, so I can access it from anywhere, whether I’m working on audits, risk assessments, plans for building projects, or assessing the progress of a client.

“I particularly like the flexible reports: being able to evidence that we’re meeting agreed targets is invaluable for both current sponsors and future potential funding steams. Having a robust information system has improved the way we work in every respect.”
Charlotte Swann, Wirral Churches’ Ark Project

 

Related links

Download the Wirral Churches case study

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