Why develop an app for homeless people?
In line with the general Kanndoo philosophy of listening to people, we talked to people living in poverty and the organisations that offer support and asked them about their needs. We ran various ideas past them, and we researched and shared articles about policies and approaches for improving the lives of homeless people - thinking hard about what had worked and why.
We discovered that there was a lot of help already available, but that it was often disjointed - with overprovision of some services and underprovision of others. As support is often organised independently by many small organisations doing what they can, there is no central database of help available in a particular locality.
We hope to change this with the development and roll out of the Kanndoo app - creating a centralised database of support services accessible according to a person’s location.