Amber Homeless Helper


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Amber Homeless Helper

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Supported languages:

English

Cost:

Free

Helps people in the UK who are homeless (and their providers of social care) to locate resources within a given geographical radius of their phone.

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Languages

English

Countries of use

UK

Cost

Free

Developer

Nail Soup Ltd, UK
(Based in United Kingdom)
http://www.nailsoup.net

Funder

Amber Foundation [UK-based charity specialising in care for people who are homeless]

Medical Adviser

Amber Foundation [UK-based charity specialising in care for people who are homeless]

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Summary

Helps people in the UK who are homeless (and their providers of social care) to locate resources within a given geographical radius of their phone. A user can search for the category of resources required (for instance, a day centre). Information about the resource (such as cost, opening hours, etc) is supplied. Navigation instructions and a map plot a route to the resource by bus, car, or on foot. The app relies on the principle that ownership of smart phones has become so ubiquitous that many (perhaps even most) people who are homeless own one.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: Charles Drew, CEO, Amber Foundation, UK [reported in local UK media]
Review: “We have often found that many homeless people (and the professionals working with them) are unaware of the many places offering support in the country today. As the majority of homeless people who Amber supports have mobile phones, we felt that a free app was an effective way of helping to signpost charities and other organisations offering services.”
Source: http://bit.ly/MGmvqt
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://www.amberweb.org
Reviewer: Young People's Housing Advice Devon, UK
Review: “The ‘Amber Homeless Helper’ is a free app providing information on many of the services available to young homeless people throughout the country. It is designed to provide as much information as possible to help people find the right support.”
Source: http://bit.ly/S72Egs
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1LnZtl3

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