Skanco’s reputation on the island was unquestionable and when we met for an initial meeting we were really pleased. Good, honest advice from a professional and experienced team.
Established in 1998, the Isle of Man Live at Home Scheme operates from 5 regional offices in Peel, Ramsey, Onchan, Douglas and Laxey. With a team of 13 and over 350 volunteers, they provide a range of services all designed to meet the needs of a growing aging population often with complex needs. From one to one befriending, lunch clubs, shopping clubs, men’s groups, film clubs and more. Each service an identified need in the community, and responds in a member led way with a person centred approach.
The Isle of Man Live at Home Scheme approached Skanco in 2016 when they needed assistance moving from their parent charity to a brand new infrastructure and standalone charity.
“It was important for us to engage with a local company and establish a local connection. Skanco’s reputation on the island was unquestionable and when we met for an initial meeting we were really pleased – good, honest advice from a professional and experienced team.”
A recent focus for our charity is to enhance the lives of the elderly and reduce social isolation through digital inclusion. The only way for us to achieve this goal is for our staff to have the tools and IT knowledge at their disposal. The team at Skanco understand our requirements can be challenging and there are many times when we need support. The different levels of experience within the sales and the technical team at Skanco lends really well to those needs.
The infrastructure Skanco set up is very quick, efficient and user friendly compared to what we had last year. Past issues around data sharing and data storage have been resolved quickly and within budget and all staff have found the new set-up easy to work with. Having Skanco manage our IT systems and being able to overcome niggles quickly enables our staff to focus on what they are best at out in the community. It is our charity’s mission to improve the quality of life for older people, to eliminate feelings of loneliness and isolation, to foster community involvement and to support them in their independent living.