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We Are Beams

We Are Beams (Beams) is a UK charity working to support the disabled children, young people and their families across Kent.

As part of their Direct Payment Support Service, Beams is commissioned by the local authority to help families best use the available funding to meet their individual circumstances and needs. The service is provided by a team of lone workers who visit clients at their homes to offer support and advice. Travelling by country roads and working behind closed doors, Direct Payment Case Workers are exposed to both environmental and people risk.

“Dealing with finances can be overwhelming at the best of times. Many of our families employ support workers directly, adding another layer of responsibility or they need to find alternative services which meet their child’s needs to ensure they spend funding in the best way. Lone working allows us as a charity to support as many families in the community as possible to take the stress out of the process. We understand that lone working does come with a set of risks and we want our employees to feel safe and secure as they do so.” – Karen Dorling, Direct Payment Service Manager.

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Calgary Urban Project Society

Not-for-profit organisation, CUPS, use StaySafe on Cat® rugged smartphones for a robust, reliable way to protect their community workers.

Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS) are a non-profit organisation working to support individuals and families in overcoming the challenges of poverty. CUPS provide the resources needed for individuals to get their lives on track and achieve their full potential through three main services; housing, education and health care.

CUPS were previously using a different service to monitor staff safety but felt that it wasn’t enough to carry out their duty of care. While it provided a rough idea of where staff were located, it was not enough to locate them quickly in an emergency. They also found that it wasn’t suitable for all of their lone workers and so only a couple of teams were able to use it. Read more

Signposts Charity

Homeless charity Signposts, who provide temporary accommodation and support services to 16-65 year olds in Luton and Dunstable, have launched the StaySafe smartphone app and surrounding cloud-based monitoring service to protect their lone workers.

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The staff at Signposts offer 24-hour support to vulnerable and sometimes high-risk individuals so the charity felt they needed a way to accurately monitor and protect their employees while they work in the community. After a review of the market, Signposts decided to roll out StaySafe across the business. Read more

Venture Trust

Scottish charity Venture Trust launch ‘user-friendly’ StaySafe solution to protect their lone working community staff

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Scottish based charity Venture Trust, who run wilderness-based personal and social development programmes for vulnerable people in Scotland and the UK, have launched the StaySafe smartphone app and surrounding cloud-based monitoring service to protect their lone workers.

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St John New Zealand

StaySafe app integrates with existing technology to protect lone workers at St John charity.
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Best known for their ambulance services, charitable healthcare organisation St John New Zealand also employ a team of medical alarm representatives who install, test and monitor emergency medical alarms for 40,000 vulnerable or elderly customers. The app will be used to monitor their community outreach staff, who often work alone and in remote locations meeting with program participants. As well as providing an accurate GPS location for staff, the app also features a range of alerts which their employees can discreetly activate if they find themselves at risk. Read more

Calgary John Howard Society

Calgary John Howard implements StaySafe’s cutting edge lone worker solution to protect vulnerable community workers

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Canadian not-for-profit organisation the Calgary John Howard Society worked in partnership with StaySafe to launch the StaySafe app and implement tailored response procedures to meet their needs.

The Calgary John Howard Society is a community-based not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to reducing crime and increasing community safety through preventative and restorative justice practices. The nature of the job means their employees are often required to work alone in potentially vulnerable situations. CJHS needed to implement a solution that would monitor the safety of these employees and enable them to alert their employer if they needed help. Read more