Whirlpool UK Appliances has donated a number of appliances to Golden Lane Housing, a charity that provides supported housing to people with a learning disability. To further support the charity and the vital work carried out for residents in need of adapted accommodation, Whirlpool UK donated £25,000 to Golden Lane Housing.
Whirlpool UK donated 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 residents increased independence in their homes, thanks to the highly intuitive and easy to operate nature of the appliances.
Golden Lane Housing is committed to ensuring people with a learning disability in the UK are able to access housing of a high quality, which fulfils their individual needs and requirements. The charity houses over 200 people every year and has transformed the lives of over 2000 people since its establishment in 1998. In addition to providing housing, the charity offers advice and support on a range of issues that residents may face when living independently, including keeping safe in their home and community, benefit advice and a 24-hour emergency repairs helpline.
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 charity’s 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.”