‘On Your Doorstep Fife’, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership’s community website holds information about care providers, clubs, places, organisations, groups and activities that are locally available in Fife. It’s aimed at individuals who require care and support, family carers, practitioners, care providers, support workers and health staff as well as members of the public. The website is a useful source of contact details, information and how you can get involved.
So what has been happening since the suite was launched?
An awareness raising campaign has been underway with brightly coloured posters being displayed in many GP surgeries, pharmacies and community centres. In many communities the posters are displayed on notice boards, in churches, local offices, schools and other public places. Radio advertising on Kingdom FM to publicise the website has been broadcast on a daily basis up until June of this year. The training team at NHS Fife are now putting promotional cards in all of their course training packs
To make the website as relevant and as current as possible, local groups, clubs and organisations are invited to register on the website and keep their own information up to date. Letters have gone out to parent councils in all primary schools in Fife asking them to tell parents about the website and to register their community organisations.
How has the website been performing?
Our analysis of the website usage is showing us that the website has been viewed by 13,070 people since its launch in February 2016 of which 28% are return visitors and 72% new visitors. The most popular searches on the website include lunch clubs, children’s activities and mental health.
There are 1578 organisations and groups listed on the website and the diversity of the information makes it appealing to people of all ages and interests across Fife. Recently registered organisations include Songburds Vocal Harmony Group, Gowrie Care Drama Group, Fife Migrants Forum, ENABLE Scotland ACE Youth Group, Connect Group, Fife Bipolar Group, Mini French, Auld Kirk Players, Carnegie Judo Club, Time for Life Project and The Dad and Bairns Group.
What are people saying?
Michael Kavanagh Sports Development Officer says “On Your Doorstep Fife is an excellent way to find information on sports clubs and physical activity opportunities in your area. We encourage all groups to sign up to the website to promote the fantastic opportunities available for people to be more physically active.”
Vivienne McNiven co-ordinator of the Bums Off Seats Programme says “this site is a great way to find out about walking and walking groups in Fife. It’s so easy to use and we can tell people with confidence that they will find what they are looking for here.”
Hazell Ness Social Worker told us “I spoke with a lady who accessed the website to find activities for her daughter. She identified several activities and said the website was very helpful and she will pass the website address on to her friends.”
How do groups or organisations register their information?
Groups and organisations can register themselves on the website simply by clicking on the ‘Register Organisation’ button on the homepage of the website. An update email is sent out twice per year to organisations asking them to update their information. All registration requests are vetted before being approved.
We are keen to hear your experiences of using the website or ideas for further improvements also if you think of other opportunities to market the website please let us know. You can do this by using the online feedback form at the bottom of the homepage or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org