The Institution of Engineering and Technology Benevolent Fund has overhauled its web presence to better promote the range of support it can offer engineering and technology professionals.
A charity set up to support technology experts and their families has launched a new website as part of a rebrand to make it more accessible.
Foothold, the Institution of Engineering and Technology Benevolent Fund, offers a range of support to those working in technology and engineering ranging from financial advice to support with relationships, ill health and disability.
In response to research among members, the charity has rebranded to be more accessible and offer its beneficiaries greater awareness about the support available.
The charity found that many engineers were not aware of the support they could access and has set a target of supporting 3,000 people within the next two years.
The revamped website marks a major upgrade in the charity’s ability to support engineers and tech specialists, as this was previously only available via phone calls and emails.
This includes a ‘Your Stories section, offering real life case studies of the professionals the charity has supported.
Among those who have been helped is Steph Phillips, who was supported by the charity while as an engineering student with the Open University.
Her online case study states: “I feel like I have a safety net which reassures me massively. We still have stressful days, but I can manage them so much better than before.”
Other aspects of the Foothold website include prominent links on the homepage showcasaing the range of support on offer. This includes sections such as “keeping well and coping with ill health” and “money matters”.
“We’re very committed to our goal of supporting 3000 people a year by 2022, and to do that we wanted to augment our support (previously only through phone calls and emails) by having a website that also acts as a form of support,” said Li-Anne Quinn, Foothold’s Marketing and Communications Manager.
“We hope that by doing this, more people are able to find the help they need at the moment they need it.”