Tap supplier donates equipment to local homeless charities

L-r: Annette Davis, manager of New Hope Community Home, Chris Vella-Bone, digital marketing and ecommerce manager of InSinkErator UK and Anne Kaarlela, marketing communications manager of InSinkErator Europe.

Food waste disposer and steaming hot water tap manufacturer InSinkErator has donated steaming hot water taps to New Hope and One YMCA, two Watford charities tackling homelessness.

The 3N1 steaming hot water tap provides instant steaming hot water at the pull of a lever and has helped to modernise the kitchens of both New Hope and One YMCA, providing hot drinks to those currently finding themselves homeless in Watford.

InSinkErator donated and installed the hot tap units with the intention of enhancing the homely atmosphere of the hostels and improving the functionality of the kitchens.

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Both installations are said to have taken place with minor disruption to the day to day running of the hostels. The design is claimed to be space saving and easy to use for residents and staff.

New Hope Community Home support worker Barry Feaviour said: “With the kitchen in constant use by eight people, plus the staff and service users at the Community Market Garden, our kettles are constantly on. Having the new tap really saves on the life of the kettle; we’ve been through five in the last year.”

Annette Davis, manager of the New Hope Community Home added: “In the Community Home we use a cup of tea as a tool for support. The new tap here allows us to get on with the meaningful conversations quickly. Many of the discussions we have here are had in the kitchen over a hot drink.”

While catering manager of One YMCA, Alison Powell, commented: “The tap was installed just in time. Our hot water boiler broke down so with the tap we still had the means of supplying tea and coffee to our residents, without having to resort to boiling water on the stove which is not safe. Thank you for the tap. It was very kind of you and much appreciated.”

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