Hey – we won!

They’re like buses these posts….

In an earlier post I mentioned that [MakingContact.org](http://www.makingcontact.org/) was up for some awards. Well, we won best secure e-mail servcie from the Telephone Helpline Association and were shortlisted finalists for the Guardian Public Service awards and the Community Care awards.

To be honest I pretty chuffed with all of these as we didn’t set out to win awards just to make a good service. So recognition like this is good stuff. I know that pretty much everyone who loses something says that it’s a privilege just to be nominated etc. but in this case we’re a small-medium Charity with a big remit and a small budget. This project was developed for peanuts and yet it has won awards. That’s why I’m pleased we won the THA award and got nominated for the others.

So if you have or know someone with a disability, speical need or medical condition and you think the situation would benefit from contacting others in a similar boat – get over to [MakingContact.org](http://www.makingcontact.org/). It’s free to join, use and be contacted by others (even replying to them is free). There’s a nominal annual charge if you want to initiate contact other people. We have listings for over 2000 medical conditions and special needs and over 400 members in the first 5 months with new members signing up at a rate of 10’s per week.