Aico has announced its support for Help Bristol’s Homeless enterprise by donating Smoke, Heat and CO Alarms for use in its “micro flats”.
Help Bristol’s Homeless is a non-profit social enterprise which has been set up to provide a range of help and support for those less fortunate in the face of Bristol’s growing homeless problem. A key aspect of this enterprise is said to be the temporary accommodation constructed and provided by the charity. Help Bristol’s Homeless renovates old shipping containers into “micro flats” giving users up to four months to “get their feet off the ground” with the added support of the charity.
The work of the charity was brought to light by Aico Regional Specification Manager, Steve Bulley, who recommended it as a suitable charitable project. As part of Aico’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) the company actively seeks to support projects nationwide and overseas. Steve stated: “This is a fantastic, unique project and something which really will benefit from our alarm systems.”
Aico contacted founder, Jasper Thomas, with the offer to provide Smoke, Heat and CO Alarms and on 1 October, Steve met with Jasper to deliver the products.
Jasper commented: “Donations like this make this project as successful as it has been. These alarms will provide the added life safety that is at the forefront of our project.”
Aico has also said it will also provide a group of employees who will volunteer their time to give continued support for Help Bristol’s Homeless.