Relate is developing an Online Family Dispute Resolution service for England and Wales, which will provide a low-cost way for couples who are separating to reach a legal settlement. The tool empowers couples to work through disputes themselves (often outside of courts) and provides additional support from qualified mediators and counsellors if needed.
Tech for Good helped our project focus on specific aspects of developing a new service by bringing subject matter experts into the room. This followed on with mentoring, which worked really well for us. For us this was the major positive from the programme. The money helped of course, but the professional support was vital. Over the course of the 6 months having workshops and days to get together, whilst quite challenging to make time for, were really worthwhile to help ‘take a breath’ and refocus. It also enabled more networking, swapping of ideas and validation that we were all heading in the right direction.
Richard Chilver, Relate