remarkable Community Resilience organisation that sprung up in Nairn
just before Lockdown and has done marvelous work through this crisis
have now launched an app to make things easier for those that need help,
those that wish to volunteer and/or donate during the Covid-19 crisis.
Tish Joyce of the Task Force told the Gurn: "This is a really important step forward as it means that
the Task Force is largely self managing with minimal
required by myself, Rhona and Nicola. The aim is to reduce emails and
phone calls as much as possible, and enable those requesting
support or offering support to self serve via a simple app that can be
used on the web or on their phone.
I am now looking at how we can adopt this as a Community
Tool, on an ongoing basis. It can provides Nairn with a simple tool that
can be used in the event of further challenges with Covid-19 or in fact
any other threat that requires community
members to support one another. It has taken a lot of hard work to
design and develop over the last four weeks, and we have been fortunate to
have been provided with it as a pro bono offering from Cognizant UK
weeks ago today, the idea for Nairn Task Force was born, anticipating a
lock down scenario. Sadly it happened, and we've all been on quite a
journey. There is no doubt that the spirit and work of the volunteers
has really helped our community to get through these times.
was hard work to setup initially but thanks to the support of Nicola
Mackinlay, Rhona Macdonald and Elaine MacPhail we established a working
pattern, that became easier. The intent
was always that the Task Force become self managing and the WhatsApp Sub
Groups have really helped to make that happen. Today I can announce the
launch of the Nairn Task Force App which is now live and enables self
- Volunteers to update their availability and pick up new support request without emailing, texting or calling us
- Those in need to request help efficiently, and track their request, with minimal intervention by others
Those wanting to make a promise of a donation to do so, and this can
then be assigned to a volunteer who can use it to support someone.
have been working with the UK Outreach Group from Cognizant, as they
have designed and built this for us free of charge. We are hugely
grateful to all of the team who have worked day and night to build an
amazing solution ''ARAM - Aspire to Serve' . Please pass on our thanks
Sathish Kumar. Nairn Task Force has been the inspiration for this app,
and we are the first users..
log into the app today via the link below and update your information,
availability to volunteer - it will take just a few moments. If you have
a gmail address log in via Google or use your email as user name and
mobile number as password. You can then change your password as required
and update details. You can do via your phone and add to home screen
and this will become an app on your phone or you can access via the web
THOSE NEEDING SUPPORT
to the app below, you don't need to log in, but you can request help
via the I NEED SUPPORT button and we will ensure you get what you need.
THOSE WANTING TO DONATE
who wishes to make a promise to donate can also do that via the I WANT
TO DONATE button. We will be in touch when we can use your promise.
THOSE WANTING TO VOLUNTEER
Any new volunteers can also register via the I WANT TO SUPPORT button and we will be in touch.
Thanks again for everything,
You are amazing