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Lightmaker win Best Application in DWP Excellence Awards

Last week The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) held their annual Supplier Excellence Awards at the BT Tower in London. The DWP is responsible for welfare and pension policy and is a key player in tackling child poverty int he UK. It is the biggest public service delivery department and serves over 20 million customers.

Established in 2010 to reward the best of its many suppliers, the Supplier Excellence Awards categories cover Innovation, Sustainability, Value for money, Customer delivery and Collaboration.  There are two special awards for the best application, in any category, by a small or medium enterprise, by a Third Sector not for profit organisation and an overall award for Supplier of the Year. This year the awards were presented by Esther McVey, The Minister for Disabled People.

Lightmaker fought off some fierce competition and won the the Category of “Best Application by an SME” for their ‘Sorting Out Separation App’ for The Child Maintenance Group. This project also saw the build of a website that aims to help co-ordinate support services for separating families which can be visited here: www.sortingoutseparation.org.uk

CMG: Website & App Launch

Lightmaker designed and built a web application for the Child Maintenance Group to co-ordinate support services for separated families. The main objective of the app is to provide help and information to separating or divorcing couples via an ‘online hub’.

Lightmaker launched the Sorting Out Separation app to coincide with the government’s media campaign for separating families in November 2012. The app provides personalized advice to users that is tailored to their needs. Videos embedded in the site feature case studies of separating or divorcing parents working through issues. The content has also been fully localized for a Welsh speaking audience.

The content can be easily managed by the Child Maintenance Group using the Umbraco CMS. Following launch, the app now features on well-known third party websites including Moneysaving ExpertBounty.com and familyconnections.org.

Read the Lightmaker Project Case Study here.