When Mick asked for a meeting, he was wanting to scale the operations and exposure of his CIC (Community Interest Corporation), Angel Lane.
After our first meeting, it was clear that his organisation was doing incredible work in the area of trauma. Angel Lane was partnered with the council providing workshops, training and hands on mentoring to help the council’s aim to make Kent Trauma informed.
Mick wanted me to do a range of work, from a rebrand, a new website for Angel Lane, a new website for Angel Cafe (the community cafe that incorporates trauma awareness into everything they do), add my support on zoom workshops to help the smooth running and experience and help with a few other web and digital related things.
We started in April 2022 and over the last year we’ve created new logo, branding, two websites, and improved the quality of the online workshops.
As the the Angel Lane website developed, we realised it could be used to serve the ACE Ambassador programme that Mick was running for community leaders. We devised a vision for it to be a centre for all the resources because at the time, he was emailing out all the information, documents, and working out meetings manually by contacting the mentors and working out when participants could meet on a spreadsheet with a whole lot of emails. I built a login infrastructure to the website and a dashboard where Mick and other course leaders could upload their content to after each of the programmes he was running simultaneously. I also integrated Calendly so that all the hard work of organising one to one meetings was taken out.
We’re currently envisioning what year two of partnership looks like, and it’s exciting!