Project Independence gets a helping hand

Friday 13 October 2017

ActewAGL was pleased to donate four new reverse cycle heating and cooling systems to Project Independence homes located across the ACT.

Project Independence is a social housing development for people with an intellectual disability; it gives these Canberrans the opportunity to acquire equity in a property, as well as the ability to live as independently as possible. 

ActewAGL Director Brand, Communications and Corporate Affairs, Paul Walshe says, “Prompted by a call for support from the Project Independence team we’ve installed new cooling and heating systems valued at $11,000. 

“This installation has come just in time for the hot summer weather, but also the residents will see a major difference all seasons-round. Residents were using plug in appliances that can drain electricity, so these new systems will cool and heat spaces much more efficiently. 

“Being cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter can help make the difference between a house and a comfortable home.  

“We have a strong relationship with the team at Project Independence and we’ll always give a helping hand to innovative Canberrans creating positive social change within our community. 

“We are also engaging with Project Independence residents to offer tips and advice on how to keep energy costs down and improve their energy efficiency. 

“The support from ActewAGL is terrific, and a great contribution to Project Independence and the comfort of all the residents,” said Glenn Keys, Founder of Project Independence. 

“They have always supported the local community and this is another example of their commitment to people and causes and we thank everyone at ActweAGL who have helped with this amazing donation,” said Glenn. 

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Project Independence:  Resident Lee with Glenn Keys.

Caption: Resident Lee with Glenn keys from Project Independence

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