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29 Oct 2018

A new Care Leavers App for Croydon Council


A new Care Leavers App for Croydon Council

This week saw the launch of Croydon Care Leaver Connect - a new app for Croydon’s care leavers, built on the latest version of our Care Leavers App.

Every app launch is exciting, and this one especially so as it includes the release of our new messaging tech - designed to help the Leaving Care Service at Croydon keep in touch with their care leavers through real-time, secure chat. Both private one-to-one and group conversations are supported, and there is a range of admin features to ensure the team at Croydon are always in control and users are safe.

Croydon have one of the country’s largest population of care leavers, and launched during National Care Leavers Week 2018, the App will play a significant part in Croydon publishing their local offer and provide ongoing engagement and communication with young people.

“We are really looking forward to see the role that the messaging technology plays in Croydon’s day-to-day work with their care leavers”, said Neil Smith, Technical Director at focusgov. “The local authorities who have seen the messaging platform have been hugely impressed with the potential it has to improve engagement, with some commenting it could fundamentally change the way that duty and leaving care services are managed”.

You can find the Croydon Care Leaver Connect App on both the App Store and Google Play by searching for 'Croydon Care Leaver Connect'.


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