Bailiff Reform is a project backed by Money Advice Trust and a few other select partners. The site aims to raise awareness of concerns over the impact of the bailiff’s knock at the door - constantly being raised by debt advice agencies and other charities.
Along with information about the project and useful links to related content, the main goal was to list user experiences from each constituency within the United Kingdom and allow users to upload their own experiences.
Using Google Maps and Google Fusion Tables, the site divides the United Kingdom into constituencies, then when users click on these constituencies, they can view experiences others have had with bailiff firms.
Following the branding guidelines provided by the client, I focused on the user experience and features that we could implement.
Using the data available from https://www.gov.uk/ I placed a data layer onto a Google Map, outlining each constituency. Once clicked, an API request is sent to the backend of the website that retrieves all the experiences, displaying them in a slider for the user to view.
The client wanted an easy way for the user to select their constituency, as not everyone instantly knows this. I implemented an API service from TheyWorkForYou. Their constituency lookup allowed me to quickly search by the postcode entered by the user, display their correct constituency, then pre-select it from the correct dropdown option.
The search feature allows users to target their area or address to narrow down the map. It's fully powered by Google with autocomplete to help users enter a correct location.
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