Posted on 26/04/2019 | News
ILM (Highland) turns an impressive 25 years old this month. Over this time the social enterprise and local charity has predominantly helped to keep vulnerable people living at home for longer through its Care and Repair and Handyperson services. To date over 200,000 home repairs, telecare and adaptation jobs have been completed, which have helped over 70,000 elderly and disabled residents living across Ross-shire and Sutherland.
Both the Handyperson and Care and Repair services address social inclusion and promote independent living in Highland. These services are delivered with funding from NHS Highland and the Highland Council. A Highland Veterans Handyperson service is also delivered in Highland and Moray under the Unforgotten Forces partnership. Additional funds towards these services are made possible using positive environmental activity through the charity’s Waste Electrical Recycling service where items are sorted for reuse and refurbished for sale at affordable prices in ILM’s electrical retail outlet based in Alness. Last year alone sales of refurbished appliances reached over 700 units. ILM (Trading) that manage the retail outlet also stock and sell brand new electrical appliances at incredibly competitive prices. Retail sales have grown significantly over recent months and the company is showing no signs of slowing down. All this means fabulous news for the charity as all profits are reinvested to help deliver ILM’s core services which help to keep vulnerable people living at home for longer.
ILM (Highland) works tirelessly to provide important services that benefit the economy, community and environment of the Scottish Highlands. The current CEO, Martin MacLeod took the reins from Andy Dytch MBE in May 2018 and has worked hard to maintain ILM’s valuable role in the local area. “As a company, charity and social enterprise, I and every staff member at ILM is extremely proud and committed to do what we do for people and for the environment across Highland and Moray. We intend to keep going and keep growing and look forward to another 25 years of success”, says Martin MacLeod, CEO.
To mark the birthday celebrations, ILM is holding a series of activities which are available to follow on their popular Facebook page. There is currently a chocolate filled Easter basket competition on Facebook; the retail outlet will be running some very special deals from 15th-30th April, and on Friday 26th April from 10am to 2pm ILM (Highland) will hold a coffee morning at their office in Alness to raise funds for MFR Cash for Kids, including a fabulous raffle with prizes ranging from tickets to Landmark, a new microwave from ILM, tickets for a Balblair Whisky distillery tour as well as food hampers, bottles of whisky and gin and many more. For more information please visit ILM’s Facebook page or website.