A brand-new website for Brandon

Posted: 7 June 2024

In case you couldn’t tell, our website has undergone a massive makeover – and it’s about time!

In this article:

  • Our website has had a makeover!
  • Finding a team to work with
  • Making sure we got it right
  • Let us know what you think
  • Want to work with us?

Our website has had a makeover!

In case you couldn’t tell, our website has undergone a massive makeover – and it’s about time! Our old website was just that – old – and so it didn’t work as well as it could to tell our story and make a positive impact for the people we support.

When visiting the Brandon Trust site, that may be the first time people discover what we do and learn more about our work with children, young people, and adults who have a learning disability or autism. As such, we needed a rethink for the journey you’ll take through the site, and the accessibility features it includes.

The website is also where people find out about our jobs, where visitors can find out more about the support we offer, and where people find out how they can support us: by shopping with us, visiting our social enterprises, volunteering, or fundraising. With so much to discover, having a good, well-thought-out website was a must.

Finding a team to work with

To make these long-overdue improvements to our site, we looked for an expert partner to help us get it right. After a long review and careful selection process, we found them in the form of a local website design agency in Nailsea, Squarebird. Over the past few months, they have helped us to make a new website that is highly accessible, easy to find, and easy to use.

Ben Tucker, Client Services Director at Squarebird, had this to say:
“The Brandon Trust website was a fantastic collaborative project. We started off by taking the time to get to know the Trust, the team, their audience, and their needs for the website.

“The work the Trust does makes a real impact to the lives of so many, so we wanted to ensure a website that reflects that and helps to showcase the array of support they provide, and how others can work with the Trust to support them and wider society.

“Brandon Trust supplied all the written content, and we learned a lot about social care and learning disabilities and autism throughout the process. From the initial consultation through to testing, feedback, and amends, the project was both informative and enjoyable!

“Now, with a website built as a foundation for their growth, we look forward to a future of partnership with the Trust as the charity continues to develop.”

Making sure we got it right

Rachael Sugden, Head of Communications and External Affairs at Brandon Trust, said:
“It has been a brilliant process working with Squarebird. They completely understood our charity’s mission, vision, and values, and embraced our person-centered approach to the project.

“They clearly understood our need to be exceptionally accessible and inclusive, and like us, they really cared about the impact this project will have on the people we support, knowing that is what really matters.

“As a charity funded by local authorities, we have a huge responsibility to get a project like this right and we are over the moon with the end result.”

Let us know what you think

If you would like to provide feedback about the new website, please email the communications team.

 

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