September 21, 2016
Grand Union Housing Group is formed of three affordable housing providers across Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire and a funding vehicle organisation. They were looking for a family of new websites that they could add additional functionality and styling to directly.
We built a bespoke, mobile-first parent theme with a defined layout and design that we customised with imagery and branding for each of the individual websites. As one of their housing providers provides specialist accommodation and support to people with learning disabilities, it was vital that the websites were built with accessibility at the forefront of the design. Users had the ability to change the text size and contrast and could even listen to the page instead of reading it.
We implemented self-services functions such as account logins so that users could pay their rent or request a repair to their rental property. As the website is used as an information portal to potential and existing tenants we implemented a powerful search engine for users to find answers instantly to their enquiries to save them having to drill down through the pages of a navigation menu to find what they’re looking for.