Campaigning news collective, 4WardEverUK, is to launch a new website in 2019 to raise both awareness and funds for an initiative inspired by Mikey Powell, who died in police custody on 7th September 2003.
Mikey’s cousin, Tippa Naphtali said; “This fund has the potential to make a real difference for families and their campaign groups that need financial support during the often long and drawn out struggles for justice that can last for decades.
“The needs of affected families and children often get lost in the equally important work of campaigning and lobbying of state institutions. We want to change that with a permanent national fund set up specifically for their needs.“
Red Alert HELP! provides an interactive online advice portal available 24/7 x 365 to help you find the information, services or support that you need. Primarily featuring services in the West Midlands, there is also information on national services, campaigns and support initiatives.
The portal consists of a type-recognition system that will find key words as visitors type into the search box, and then present answers or solutions to the query. Visitors can also submit tickets (queries / requests).
The portal will be continuously updated in close consultation with third parties which include collaborators or partners within the voluntary, statutory and social enterprise sectors.
When this facility goes fully live (in 2016 we hope) it will also have a user forum to encourage discussion and support with the Red Alert HELP! team and between other forum users.