As part of Cyfannol Women’s Aid’s Digital Transformation project, we have been working away behind the scenes to redesign our website. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery, we have been able to invest in a site that will better meet the needs of people seeking and engaging with support, as well as our partners, supporters, friends and staff.
Why the change?
Cyfannol has developed and grown in so many ways in recent years and we were keen for our website to reflect this; for our public face to more closely represent our organisational values and person-centred approach. Following a period of research and consultation, we set out to create a website that is more user-focused, going beyond simply what we want to communicate, to meet a wider range of needs. As the leading provider of Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) support services in Gwent, we hope this website will provide a starting point for discovering the support that’s available across our region, encouraging more people to reach out for help.
What has changed?
Our new site is designed to provide a starting point for anyone in Gwent who is in need of information or support in relation to any form of Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse or Sexual Violence.
Our new and improved website would not have been possible without the support of the technical and creative teams we’ve had the pleasure of working with throughout this project. A huge thank you to the web design and development team at Blue Stag, to our amazing animation agency Woven Ink, to Jo Haycock for enhanching the site with her beautiful photography, to DOT project for helping us to understand our user journeys, to Paloma Systems for providing database solutions, and to the National Lottery for funding this development, as part of Cyfannol Women’s Aid’s Digital Transformation project.
We’d also like to share our immense gratitude to all the survivors, staff and stakeholders whose engagement through our research and development phase helped to shape the site and kept it focused on the needs of those who’ll be using it.
We need your help to spread the word about our website – to help us to reach as many people as possible across Gwent who may need our support at some point.
The nature of domestic abuse and sexual violence means that people may not be aware of the support services in their area. But knowing how to access support is often the first step towards safety. With data telling us that at least 1 in 4 women experience some form of domestic abuse or sexual violence in their lifetime, we need everyone to know that there is help available. Please help us to spread the word and remember you can signpost to our Services directory if someone you know needs support.
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