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CIC wins ‘Website of the Year’

Community Integrated Care is proud to announce that our website – www.c-i-c.co.uk – has scooped the prestigious ‘Website of the Year’ award at the UK Public Sector Communication Awards 2012. 

Public Sector Communications Awards WinnerThe national awards, which took place on Tuesday 20th November in Manchester, are aimed at celebrating and rewarding excellence in communication strategies and campaigns across the public sector. 

Judges praised the CIC website, which was launched in January 2012 with the aim of better promoting the wide range of quality care and support services our charity provides, commending our effort “to create a user friendly experience which takes the audience’s needs as its focus”.

The CIC Communications team beat stiff competition to take the award home, with other nominees in the category including Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Derbyshire County Council, North Bristol NHS Trust, Staffordshire Police, The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield.    

The new CIC site offers a more user-friendly and sophisticated browsing experience, and provides a strong platform to showcase and celebrate the work of our charity. This major improvement has shown significant results, with site usage and enquiries increasing dramatically, enabling Community Integrated Care to offer its support to more people.

John Hughes, Communications and Marketing Manager says, “We had great ambitions to create a leading website for the care sector. From the outset, we wanted to create a site that effectively promotes the life changing support Community Integrated Care offers and highlights the many successes of our staff and the people we support, and this award recognises our achievement of these aims.” 

He adds, “To develop a successful website, we knew that we needed to be focused on the needs of our users, so we gauged the opinions of the people we support, our staff and a range of health and social professionals. I’d like to thank everybody who shared their insight and contributed to us developing such a successful new website.”

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