Mooloop is the wonderful design, web and marketing agency, run by Matt Fenn, who are helping us build the technical side of Homeless SMS. They are working with us to get the project off the ground and we are extremely grateful for the generous donation of their considerable expertise (and patience!). Please drop by Mooloop's site at http://www.mooloop.com/
The Pavement is a small charity creating and distributing a unique, free monthly magazine for the homeless. Their eye-opening articles cover news from the streets or news affecting the streets, often dealing with topics ignored by the mainstream press. It also provides features on health, legal advice and life in hostels, with the back pages given over to The List, a regularly updated directory of homeless services.
The Pavement support the Homless SMS project recognising the potential of mobile in delivery of sevices to the homeless. The List is providing the basis for the database at the heart of Homeless SMS. They are an amazing resource for a community that is so often totally overlooked and receive no statutory funding. http://www.thepavement.org.uk or follow @ThePavementMag
Bethnal Green Ventures:
Bethnal Green Ventures is an off-shoot of the hugely impressive Social Innovation Camp bringing together software developers and designers with people who have a social problem to solve. Together they build solutions...in just 48 hours! BGV is their own social innovation accelerator in which they brought together a number of people with great ideas and over the course of 10 weeks, did everything possible to encourage the launch of sustainable ventures. Founded and led by the wonderfully talented duo Anna Maybank and Paul Miller, they have supported Homeless SMS from day one with sage advice and moral support. We are enormously grateful to them. http://bethnalgreenventures.com or follow http://twitter.com/bg_ventures
Common ground is a socially responsive design and innovation agency. They work with companies, organisations and communities to co-create new products, services and strategies that generate positive social change. Common Ground are helping advise Homeless SMS on research and co-design practices. Find them at http://gotocommonground.com/ or why not follow them @cmngrd.