Paddington-based Prudential’s big charity spring clean!
15th May 2009
The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) got a big spring clean this week when Paddington-based financial services group, Prudential, sent in a team of volunteers in as part of a community project event.
The ten-strong team worked all day to clear out the basement clutter, clean and reorganise a large stock room and the staff room in DLF’s head office on the Harrow Road.
Chris Shaw, DLF's Chief Executive, commented, “In the voluntary sector resource is limited and there is never enough time in the day to do everything we need to. We were therefore delighted when Prudential agreed to send a team of hard working individuals to improve the environment in which we work everyday”.
Volunteer Joanna Jacobs said, “It was good to roll up our sleeves, get stuck in and do a really deep clean. We worked well as a team and I hope that we made a difference to the people who work for the Disabled Living Foundation”.
Helen Ellis, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations at Prudential commented, "Community-based team-building events provide a win-win situation, they help staff that work in the office together to bond in a different environment and they also benefit the chosen charity, in this case the Disabled Living Foundation".
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Notes for editors
DLF is the UK’s leading source of expert information, advice and training on independent living for older or disabled people. We want every older or disabled person to have the impartial information and expert advice they need to make choices about their daily lives – and front-line staff to be well trained and well informed.
DLF's information is disseminated through a wide range of services. Members of the public can obtain advice from DLF's Helpline service, which responds to up to 25,000 enquiries a year, or try products out at its Equipment Demonstration Centre in London, one of the largest in the UK.
DLF also provides a range of online services at www.dlf.org.uk, including:
- ‘Living made easy’, (www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk), an impartial advice and information website about daily living equipment.
- Free factsheets giving advice on a wide range of topics about disability and mobility products and choosing equipment for older and disabled people.
- AskSARA, (www.asksara.org.uk), an online advice tool that guides people to appropriate useful advice and information on products that can help them.
Healthcare professionals benefit from DLF Data, the UK’s only comprehensive and up-to-date database of daily living equipment and assistive technology and an extensive Training Programme including a variety of bespoke courses. They also attend the DLF Moving & Handling People conference, an annual event in 3 parts comprising an exhibition, practical workshops and plenary sessions.