App to Co-ordinate Support for Manchester's Vulnerable
An app that matches volunteers with vulnerable people needing support during the Covid-19 pandemic has been launched in Manchester.
20:23 08 August 2020
A new application designed to simplify the process of matching volunteers with people in need of support during the Covid-19 pandemic has been launched in Manchester.
The Community Hub Application simplifies the process of coordinating volunteer activity for councils and community hub allocating tasks. It provides volunteers an easy way to fully understand the tasks and requests from vulnerable people so they can be carried out efficiently and in a timely manner.
The application, which is currently being used in Rochdale, provides a platform for hub managers, contact centres and volunteers so they can coordinate their efforts and help as many vulnerable people as possible. It was developed by Bury Council with ANS and Microsoft with support from the GMCA.
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said: "Across Greater Manchester, we have been overwhelmed with the community response to this pandemic.
"The number of individuals that continue to volunteer their valuable time to support the most vulnerable amongst us is humbling and demonstrates how our communities rally together in times of need. This community hub application has been developed to help manage the increase in volunteering and ensure effective coordination of volunteers to make sure timely support can be provided where it is needed most."