A change to the internal structure at Somerset County Council resulted in their Fostering and Adoption teams uniting. Consequently, they required their digital content to be consolidated into a single, modern and user-friendly website. Having previously worked with Somerset County Council’s Fostering and Adoption departments (SCCFAD) on their printed literature, we had a thorough understanding of their brand and audience, and applied this knowledge to establish a compelling new online presence.

Tasked to create a communicative, friendly and accessible website, we optimised the website design for users who may be browsing on a wide-range of screen sizes – from traditional desktop computers to tablets and mobile devices.

The partnership of inviting copy, children’s illustrations and selective photography informs the audience and positions SCCFAD as a natural guide without the formality. Bright colours and warm imagery further establish a sense of approachability from the outset.

Responsive by nature, the website is a breeze to use on a wide range of browsing devices, appealing to a vastly greater online audience than ever before.

“The finished product is fantastic. It is exactly what I wanted and more. The feedback from managers and councillors within the Council has been very positive. Everyone is very impressed with how the website has been improved and we are already seeing a rise in the number of website visits and enquiries we are receiving about fostering and adoption.”
– Julia M Richards (Communications Officer)

See fosteradoptsomerset.org.uk.

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“Working with the team at Drive has been easy. They took the time to understand exactly what I was after in style and the functionality and suggested ways that the website could be improved.

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“The website looks bright and friendly and has all the features I was after. The team made sure I was happy with every aspect of the website before it went live and made sure I was trained on how to update the site”.

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