An electronic information point kiosk for women refuges could help to deliver much needed information and give women the courage to report crimes against them and their children, and help them get back on their feet. Electronic information kiosks are already in use in council services, schools and the NHS to provide a variety of information to support and advise users on many issues. The information points are always on and present a friendly, anonymous and intuitive system for users to access the information they need.
The touch screen kiosks can provide help to women in a number of ways:
Access to web-based resources
A telephone handset to speak with a person for free help and support.
Email me: The system can email information to their own email address to look at in private.
Printing: The system can be used to print out leaflets.
Forms: The system enables user to apply for various benefits online.
For Women’s Refuge centres the touch screen information points can be used as follows...
What is Domestic Violence?
Many women stay in a relationship because they are not aware that they are in a violent relationship. The kiosk can help women to understand what is a violent relationship, who it effects and why it is unacceptable.
Housing assistance and how to re-home themselves.
Helpful telephone numbers to call for help.
Local housing associations contact details.
Printable re-housing forms and helpful advice about how to complete the forms.
Information about Family Planning and well-women clinics.
Information about counselling and contact details of local councillors.
Information about stress management and self-esteem courses.
Information about help that is available for children who have suffered.
Information about courses that are available locally for women to gain training and education to skill up and find a job to become self-sufficient.
Help for Children
The system can provide access to childcare information including schooling, nurseries and other help for children.
Information about who the refuge can help, what sort of help is available at the refuge, who can stay at the refuge and for how long?
Many crimes are not reported and the perpetrators go unpunished and may also go on to commit crimes against other women and children.
Sometimes women find it hard to report crimes that have happened to them. A kiosk can interact with distressed people, because it presents a friendly, non-intimidating face to the public, which will invite feedback and provide information. This is a particularly user-friendly way, for people who don’t want to speak about what happened to them.
A good touchscreen system will be updatable when you need so that the information is always up to date.
Please take a look at our standard range of kiosks each of which is designed to create a base layer upon which a wide range of additional options can be included. Kiosks4business approved options include chip & pin, bar code scanner, printers and much more.