Peterborough based Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited has donated appliances to Golden Lane Housing, a charity that provides supported housing to people with a learning disability.
Alongside a £25,000 donation, the company gave over 75 appliances to 19 different Golden Lane Housing developments across the UK, in locations such as County Down, Liverpool, Leeds and Peterborough. The donations, which included fridge freezers, washing machines, dishwashers and induction hobs, offer over 200 residents increased independence in their homes.
Ian Moverley, Public Affairs Director, Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, says: ‘Here at Whirlpool UK, we are proud to manufacture advanced and innovative appliances that are designed to be intuitive and easy to operate for us all, and in addition, save time, energy and money.
‘We are thrilled to have the opportunity to donate appliances to Golden Lane Housing, and be able to support and provide the charities’ many residents across the UK with the opportunity to increase their independence in a home of their own.’
Rod Dugher, Director of Housing, Golden Lane Housing added, ‘Working with Whirlpool has enabled us to provide some of our tenants with the latest technology in their homes to support them with everyday tasks. The appliances are enabling people to learn and develop new skills to support with cooking, safe food storage as well as undertake their own washing! Being able to safely do these things is something we all too often take for granted in our homes, and is an important part of being independent and living fulfilling lives.’