AskIzzy


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AskIzzy

Available on:



(click to download)

Supported languages:

English

Cost:

Free

A mobile website to help homeless Australians search for local services for physical and mental health, shelter and other needs.

Approved by


Languages

English

Countries of use

Australia

Cost

Free

Developer

Infoxchange
(Based in Australia)
Infoxchange.org.au

Funder

Multiple funders, including Australia’s Victoria Government, and founding partners including Infoxchange, Google, REA Group and News Corp Australia

Medical Adviser

Infoxchange

Features

Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Information Information

Summary

AskIzzy enables homeless people to search and access local health and well-being support, from a database of more than 350,000 services.

People can use it to find local support in all aspects of their life, including:
. Help for physical, mental and emotional health
. Safe places to stay
. Sources of food.

In its first year, the award-winning mobile website:
. Helped tens of thousands of vulnerable people to access support services across Australia
. Enabled more than 272,000 searches for help.

Currently it is being expanded to improve how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities can access health and well-being services.


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

Reviews

Reviewer: Danny Nepean, Homeless advocate
Review: “The knowledge I picked up playing around with AskIzzy for an hour probably took me about three hours on the street to pick up.”
Source: http://bit.ly/2ni6LNK
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/2nieB9U
Reviewer: Lisa Peterson, who contributed user feedback during the mobile website’s development
Review: “It was something that I was wishing desperately for…because everything was so ad hoc and haphazard, and you couldn't find information anywhere….People don't necessarily know where the practical things are…When you're dealing with people who are in crisis, the easier and plainer you can make the English, the more useful it is.”
Source: http://cnet.co/2ni84fK
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://cnet.co/2nhV3CG
Reviewer: Dan Laws, Aboriginal Homelessness Network at Ngwala Willumbong
Review: “As an Aboriginal person and one who works in the homelessness and family violence sectors I have found AskIzzy to be beneficial not only for myself as a reference guide, but the feedback from community has been one of ‘at last’, in terms of its helpfulness.”
Source: http://bit.ly/2mEzpvB
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: probonoaustralia.com.au

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