Arcus are delighted to be supporting Derby Homes to provide help to those most in need this winter.
Derby Homes set a target of raising enough money to buy 500 slow cookers, 500 air fryers and 500 electric blankets/throws to help those hardest hit this winter during the cost-of-living crisis. In partnership with Arcus Consulting, and other supply chain partners, so far £28,000 has been raised.
Derby Homes Chair Mike Ainsley said: “It has been a difficult few years for us all, however 2022 remains an anxious time as the country begins to see the growing cost of living pressures. As a collective group we are doing everything we can to help residents through the crisis. There’s still time for local firms to get involved too to help the cause. Heating an individual by using the blankets can save people hundreds off their energy bill when compared to solely relying on central heating. We hope they can make a real difference. Likewise, alternative cooking appliances such as slow cookers and air-fryers can be a cheaper way of heating food than traditional electric or gas ovens, especially for smaller meals.”
The items will be handed out to the most vulnerable, to the people who will benefit from them most. This includes elderly people, or those with specific medical conditions which make them immobile, very unwell, or feel cold.
Arcus hopes that our donation and support of this initiative helps to make a difference to those most in need.