Linbrooke Services, a global network infrastructure company, has found an innovative way to support their community by identifying waste saving opportunities.
Scott Louder, Project Director at Linbrooke, noticed that cable cut-offs, which are typically discarded as waste, could instead, working with their client, Network Rail Capital Delivery Eastern, and the Network Rail Route Engineer to ensure corporate governance, be recycled at an approved recycling centre to raise money for local charity.
The chosen charity, Respite at Home Volunteers (RHV), offers support and respite to families and carers of adults living with life-limiting illnesses. Linbrooke’s initiative not only supports RHV’s valuable work but also promotes responsible waste management in their industry.
RHV provides a free volunteer befriending service that gives adults with life-limiting illnesses the opportunity to spend time with someone while their caregiver takes a break. The service also offers practical advice and emotional support to the family, making a difficult time a little easier.
Network Rail undertook a similar scheme in the Southern Region which was identified by Linbrookes Services as an opportunity to benefit the wider community along the route of their works and support local charities.
Scott Louder, who was attracted to Linbrooke’s values of supporting charities and individuals from all walks of life, strongly believes that the company’s impact should extend beyond technical scope. By taking responsibility for their waste and identifying opportunities to support local charities, Linbrooke is making a positive impact in their industry and the wider community. The initiative will be rolled out across Linbrooke’s whole portfolio in collaboration with Network Rail.