Community Work - Bedford
As a result of his work with the Prince's Trust and IT4Communities, JI Software's David Jefferson became aware of the network knowledge needs of Victim Support in Bedfordshire, and met with senior staff to explore how technical assistance could be provided. Victim Support is a national charity providing counselling support to victims of crime. Victim Support in Bedfordshire is providing a much needed service with extremely limited resources.
JI Software agreed a properly resourced project of actions partly undertaken by the client and partly by JI. It was agreed that JI would operate a full client-supplier relationship but would make no charge for the services. The value of the work was to be considered a charitable donation. JI Software supplied network consultancy services to Victim Support in Bedfordshire to help the organisation get all the LAN connections and equipment to function as it should. This enabled staff to get reliable access to all network resources and most importantly, e-mail and the Internet which had been periodically unavailable to them for the previous 2 years.
David Jefferson subsequently served as a Director of Victim Support Bedfordshire for 3 years until it was amalgamated with other regional bodies to form a national service.