Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness project moved from its long-term location in central Kingston to St. Peter's Church, Norbiton.
For any organisation a move is bad enough in terms of co-ordinating the movement of staff, volunteers, clients and furniture from one site to another. But organising the move of the service and all the ICT systems was a headache that Matt Hutton, CEO of KCAH did not need.
As a member of Superhighways, he contacted us to organise this part of the operation and keep upheaval to a minimum.
The reasons behind the move
"If we had stayed in Kingston Town Centre, we could have ended up homeless ourselves."
Our priority was access to email immediately
It was critical to have all the communications support up and running on day one.
"We work with people at times of housing crisis. On average it's about 50 per month. We need to have our communications systems in place so we can contact partners and other charities by email to try to put emergency support into place." Matt explained to us.
Up and running in a day
"On the day of the move the most important logistical challenge, was to have everything ready and in one place for Superhighways to start rebuilding our network.
"In reality our new home was a building site but Superhighways sorted us out within a day, overcoming all the challenges the site presented."
Home sweet home
"Our new home is a warm, welcoming place. This is good for the clients and also good for the staff.".
It was a really good move and I am very grateful for the part Superhighways played in getting us settled.
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