Community engagement

Community engagement is important for us as a company. We want to do so locally and therefore allow our individual subsidiaries to decide themselves how they want to contribute. Some examples are; Resources without boarders, India and Prism Patriots, US.

 

Resources without borders

Handicare supports “Resources Without Borders” by donating devices as well as contributing money for transport from Sweden to India. Since 2009, Kristina Kindblom and Carina Ursing have worked at the Pravara Institute of Medical Science (PIMS). Since almost no devices were available at the hospital or in training, they saw an urgent
need and started up device distribution on a small scale. The re-use of devices is an important environmental and economic aspect.

Charity work in the UK

In the UK, Handicare supports several local and national charitable organisations through different fund-raising activities. During 2018, Handicare supported Cancer Research, Canine Partner – support dogs trained to help people with physical disabilities – and Mary Stevens Hospice, which helps patients with life-threatening illnesses lead a fulfilling life during their last days. Furthermore, by walking 10,000 steps per day, three colleagues helped collect money for Stroke Association, a part of the British Healthcare Trade Association’s September campaign to prevent strokes.

Prism Patriots

In the US, many people are returning to civilian life from the military. Naturally, these men and women are looking for other careers in the private sector and industry. The families of injured and deceased soldiers also require support in the form of educational opportunities. To meet these important needs, Prism Medical, a Handicare company in the US, holds the annual Prism Patriot Invitational event. The proceeds go to two of the leading organisations for veterans and military families in the US: Missouri Veterans Endeavor and the Patriot Foundation.