Corporate social responsibility is a company’s duty to ensure quality of life of employees, the local community and society at large. In upholding this commitment, Lille Healthcare has donated product to a variety of organisations around the country. It is anticipated that the donation will benefit people living with incontinence and their carers – while somewhat alleviating the financial pressures experienced by such Australian families.
Continence aids have been donated to the following organisations by Lille Healthcare:
Lille Healthcare MD Charles Cornish states that ‘our team works hard to find a cross section of associations that will benefit from what we have to offer. Although we actively support the larger organisations such as Rotary and Young Care, the lesser known organisations that are under the radar can sometimes benefit the most’.
Products donated to LifeStart have been used across its seven Sydney branches to assist the company’s toileting programs. In appreciation of the donation, Kirrily McNamara, Marketing Co-ordinator of Lifestart Co-operative says that “(we are) thrilled to receive a generous donation of children’s pull up pants…some of the nappies will also go to Lifestart branch events to be used in hampers as auction items. We very much appreciate the support of Ontex Australia.”
Similarly, manager of Youngcare Apartments, Zoran Kobelev also expressed gratitude by claiming the “donation will really ease the financial burden that disability makes to the families of our residents, as the pads are pull ups they are more comfortable than regular pads for residents”
Continence aids provided to Enhanced Care have profited those families who have small incomes, and are caring for a family member with a disability. The company was ‘able to donate some boxes to Mt Ommaney Special School for the families who access that school’ – Gemma Scott from Enhanced Care.
Cornish further asserts that ‘as a provider of product and service to the aged care market, we are acutely aware that government funding to those in need is limited. In addition to supporting aged care organisations, we as an organisation place a great deal of resourcing behind charitable contributions to other, just as under-resourced care sectors such as those that care for teens and adults with intellectual and other disabilities’.
Cornish concludes by expressing ‘in the past six months, Lille has donated over $60,000 in product (nappies, continence aids, Kylie bed protection)…however we are keen to give more, so if you know of an organisation that often falls under the radar, please get in touch with us’.