Well done to Adam Commons, Laura Cutler and Beverley Cooper for completing the Windsor Half Marathon on Sunday 25th September. With lots of support from friends, family and colleagues, Trinity have helped contribute to a massive sum of £600 for CRASH – the construction industry charity for the homeless.
Yuksel Polatoglu, Laura Cutler, Beverley Cooper and Adam Commons from Trinity Independent Living have kindly signed themselves up to take part in the Windsor Half Marathon on Sunday 25th September, to raise money for the Charity CRASH, a construction charity that assists homeless and hospice charities with construction related projects.
Together, Laura, Yuksel, Bev and Adam aim to raise a minimum combined total of £600. Please sponsor us if you can, anything you can donate will be very appreciated. Many thanks for your support.
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Trinity had the pleasure of sponsoring the Sevenoak’s Housing and Health Forum with keynote speaker Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government. The event was attended by Local Authorities, Home Improvement Agencies and Local Councils who heard the commitment from central government to supporting Health and Social Care budgets including a significant increase in Disabled Facilities Grant funding.
There we also speeches from MP for Sevenoak’s and Secretary of State for Defense, Michael Fallon and the Leader and Deputy Leader of Sevenoak’s Council.
Trinity sponsored the event with staff on hand to meet delegates and share knowledge and ideas on improving services in the adaptations sector.
Trinity has donated £250 to our student Employee Fabian Brunt who shaved his hair off for the Charity,Bloodwise, a cause very close to his heart. Anyone who feels like donating to support Fabian and his new hairstyle can do so on his just giving page.
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We are proud to say that we supported the charity ‘CRASH’ with their ‘No Christmas Card Appeal’ and are happy to hear that they managed to raise £80,491! This money will help CRASH continue to construct caring places for vulnerable people in homeless and hospice charities which will leave a legacy throughout the coming year and beyond.
The annual Trinity Christmas Party was held on Friday, 11th December at the Venue Barleylands in Billericay and yet again, the night was a great success. The night involved spectacular scenery with live entertainment of exo
tic aerial performances and a spectacular due cube performance. Along with the impressive four course meal, the Moonlit night included delicious hot and cold canapés and the opportunity to grab a refreshing Casablanca Beer, ride the unique Camel Rodeo, jump on the exhilarating Dodgems or simply dance the night away – which a lot of the Trinity team did!
For the 5 years in a row Trinity has donated to a construction and property industry charity for homeless people, know as CRASH. Instead of sending out Christmas cards, Trinity have sent their Christmas wishes out digitally allowing Trinity to donate their Christmas card budgets to help the homeless in the UK. This year Trinity donated a huge £500 to CRASH and hope to raise more money for further charities throughout the course of 2016.
Trinity Independent Living have opened a new office in Kent. The new office is located in The Whitehouse in Gravesend and will provide a more localised service for bathroom, kitchen and home adaptations for older people, those with reduced mobility and wheelchair users.
Since moving to the Kent office in June our Independent Living Team have been working hard to build a stronger business within Kent and South East London.
In June 2013 Trinity exhibited at the largest national conference and hub for health and social care, The Health + Care Show at the Excel Centre in London.
Trinity was one of only a handful of specialists offering bathroom adaptations to the various commissioners, authorities and associations and the only one to include free Occupational Therapist visits within their package.
The London Borough of Newham have asked Trinity to assist with a backlog of bathroom adaptations using Trinity’s surveyors to prepare specifications and then complete the installation . £100k was set aside to finance a design and build package based upon an agreed schedule of rates . New innovations were also tested to help save money for the authority . Customers who have been waiting for a long time were handled in a seamless approach with just one visit from our surveyors who were working to the scheme designs from the OT . No fee was charged for this survey work as Trinity could offer the service in place of the time taken for tendering saving the borough time and money . Bathroom adaptions start as low as £2800 with a pick and mix of additional items depending on the condition of the property and the requirements of the OT.
After five years being the council’s aproved adaptations contractor, Trinity had to compete in a new framework this year.
We were delighted to be awarded a contract again for another three years. The Southend team made particular note of the quality of the tender submission which included a detailed qualifying questionnaire.
Judith Dixson, a 41 year old former midwife from Frinton, Essex had a new kitchen fitted, supplied by Howdens with installation and adaptations carried out by Trinity Independent Living staff.
Now, after having her newly installed kitchen, Judith has rediscovered her confidence in cooking. She has even started to explore new dishes and she has developed a new interest in baking cakes. As a thanks to Trinity Independent Living for our hard work Judith baked the team, and Howdens, a cake.