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Cancer charity boosts online presence with tech grant

Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer (TYAC), the UK’s only membership body for professionals involved in the care of teenagers and young adults (TYA) with cancer, has launched a new website thanks to the help of digital grant charity, Transform Foundation.

Writing for the charity’s website, Dr Dave Hobin, TYAC Chair said that the launch of the improved TYAC website was the last stage of the charity’s rebranding which took place throughout 2016, following the organisation receiving official charity status in May.

“The new site has been designed to maximise ease of navigation, with content no more than two clicks away from the homepage,” he said. “The development costs of the new site have been completely funded by the Transform Foundation and we are most grateful to them for their support and to platform provider, Raising IT, for guiding us throughout the process.”

The site features online payment options – a first for the charity – including payment by credit card and direct debit (one off or recurring).

The new site also offers a streamlined members’ area, which have been improved by removing the rarely used discussion forums. Any members wanting to connect directly with their peers in TYA cancer care can do so by joining TYAC’s closed LinkedIn discussion group.

In order to ensure the highest standard of compliance with current Data Protection legislation, as well as prepare for the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation, TYAC’s Board of Trustees decided to take the Members’ Directory and directories of PTC and Designated Hospital clinicians offline.

“As always, we will continue to promote contact and networking between TYA professionals via our fortnightly e-bulletin, TYAC Insight, and via our professional interest groups and annual conference,” explained Dr Hobin.

“In order to meet our new charitable objects, the Trustees, with the encouragement of TYAC’s funders (CLIC Sargent and Teenage Cancer Trust), have taken the decision to make TYAC’s online resource library publicly available. Access to TYAC’s best practice guidance will remain restricted to TYAC members and our Service Development Group has a wealth of new guidance in the pipeline.”

The new website can be viewed by clicking here.

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