Consulting firm Capita has developed an engage app platform for Fortunatus Housing Solutions, to be used by the housing charity for its newly developed app. The platform allows the non-profit organisation to develop the app and populate it with news, information on events, ways to donate and other details.
Fortunatus Housing Solutions is a UK housing charity based in the North West. The not-for-profit organisation provides housing solutions for vulnerable adults in the community, including those with mental health problems and/or learning disabilities.
To further support its residents, Fortunatus Housing Solutions recently launched a new app, which offers information to Fortunatus’ residents and the wider community about local news, fundraising events, ways to donate and details of other support agencies. The app will make use of a new platform developed by consulting firm Capita’s software services business. The so-called ‘engage app platform’ provides Fortunatus with a complete browser-based management console and allows it to develop, populate and deploy its mobile app.
“We are always looking for better ways to communicate with our residents, for whom accurate information about local activities and services is an essential lifeline,” explains Catherine Nicholson, Managing director of Fortunatus Housing Solutions. “Capita’s app platform is a great way of helping us do that. Not only does it offer us a great deal of choice about what information we give and how we pass it on to our residents, it also tells them how they can find out more from us and how to access services”.
Paul Millard, Operations Director at Capita's Software Services Business, adds: “Fortunatus’ residents need easy access to relevant information, whether that’s advice on how to access services, contact details for local support groups, or simply find out about fun activities coming up. We will continue to work closely with Fortunatus to ensure their app provides that link for residents in a timely, efficient and effective way.”