In April 2009 Age Concern and Help the Aged merged to form the largest UK charity working for older people. As part of this merger, the 2 charities’ websites had to be merged to provide one uniform portal of information and resources for the public and its staff. With 2 main websites, different branding and different content on each charity’s website, and a further 25 public facing sites to take into consideration, the new website needed a huge amount of careful planning and analysis.
The EpiServer website solution has provided a mainstream, scalable website solution for Age UK which can be managed easily by its own workforce. With a Microsoft-based central database and Content Management System (CMS), the website architecture can be easily maintained or extended in future by any Microsoft certified professional- an important consideration for any organisation which doesn’t want to be tied into limited supplier solutions. The new AgeUK website is fresh and easy to use, making it extremely accessible to all of its users.