The national group of charities (which includes Richmond Fellowship, Aquarius and My Time) has the ambition to bring their services into the digital age, utilising technology to better support people.
Trevor joins Recovery Focus from Qatar University where he oversaw the project to digitalise the entire university.
A Finalist for Middle East CIO Award Computer News Arabia, Trevor transformed the university from white boards and paper to a digitally immersive organisation utilising everything from an online library and database so students could access materials 24/7 to augmented reality to support safety campaigns and help save lives.
His work brought about huge savings at the university and delivered real change in efficiency and productivity.
Trevor returned to the UK for his family and sought to give something back with a role in the charity sector. He said:
“My role is to look at Recovery Focus and see what we can make digital. Technology will help make us more efficient and enable us to invest more time and money into supporting people through our services.
“In the short term we’ll address our back office functions and see how digitalising our processes can save time and money as well as making our operation environmentally friendly.”
However, Trevor has exciting plans for the role of technology in supporting people with mental health and substance use problems as well as the victims of domestic violence, as he explains:
“Technology plays an increasingly important role in the health and social care sector. Other organisations are seeing the benefits of incorporating digital methods into service provision. That can be anything to an employment consultation by video chat to revolutionary apps that monitor wellbeing and open the door to instant advice and support.
“There are fantastic innovations occurring with wearable technology that is able to monitor alcohol levels in sweat to better support people living with substance use problems.”
We’ll have more information about our digital transformation projects soon.