Avril McIntyre MBE, created CommunityConnect as a solution to the ongoing issue of access to information on local services. Driven by the desire to ensure people can access the help they need, when they need it , she is working with Local Authorities to shape the development and implementation of information, advice and guidance pathways.
Avril has a strong team of people with different skills, including John Carthew who has extensive experience in developing and implementing digital solutions.
In partnership with Be Informed, an internationally operating, independent software vendor and using their knowledge platform, CommunityConnect is growing and developing into an effective source of easy to access information for anyone in a local area.
CommunityConnect was first launched in LB Barking & Dagenham and the team are in discussions with a number of Local Authorities and agencies to develop the platform in other areas.
"No-one should underestimate how crucial this is as we seek ways to get people to the help they need as quickly as possible."