Taylor Wimpey customers show support for the Disabled Living Foundation
Taylor Wimpey South Thames has made a welcome contribution to the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF).
Earlier this year, visitors to the Sales Information Centre at the local housebuilder’s Osiers Point development in Wandsworth, London, were asked to choose which one of three good causes they would most like to see receive a £250 donation from Taylor Wimpey.
DLF was chosen as the recipient of the donation.
Susan Joseph, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, said: ‘We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes, so we were delighted to make this donation to the Disabled Living Foundation.
‘The work that they do is absolutely vital and has made a huge difference to the lives of so many people and I’m thrilled that our customers have recognised the importance of the charity’s role.’
Since it was founded in 1969, DLF has worked tirelessly to provide impartial advice, information and training on assistive technology to help older and disabled people to maintain independence and control over their lives.
Amanda Shiel, Knowledge Manager for the Disabled Living Foundation, said: ‘It is very positive to hear that Taylor Wimpey wanted to help the charity and I would like to thank them for this generous donation.
‘Our aim is to enable disabled and older people to live comfortably at home for as long as they possibly can, and we have built up our range of services over the past 48 years in order to do this most effectively.
‘We receive no government funding; we rely heavily on the subscribers to our valuable services and the many professionals working in health and social care who attend our training courses - not to mention the kind generosity of the public, so donations such as this are essential to us.’
For more information about the Disabled Living Foundation, visit www.dlf.org.uk.
Notes to editors
Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is a national charity that has been providing expert and impartial advice on independent living for nearly 50 years. Its mission is to help people live independently at home, with dignity.
DLF’s website, Living Made Easy, helps around two million people a year, by providing a comprehensive database of over 10,000 daily living products from 1,000 national suppliers. Living Made Easy is used predominately by disabled and older people, or their relatives and friends, who are looking for equipment to make everyday tasks easier.
Our Helpline offers free, impartial advice about mobility products or other types of daily living equipment, information on where you can buy or hire items or details of local organisations that can help you. The lines are open 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday. 0300 999 0004.
DLF is part of Shaw Trust.
For more information please contact Amanda Shiel, Knowledge Manager
Tel: 020 7432 8008
Image: Attendees and DLF staff at a DLF training session