Reward enough: the joy of helping others

“Helping others is perhaps the greatest joy! You cannot have a perfect day without helping others with no thought of getting something in return.”

John Wooden

As a company, we need to make money, but that cannot be at the expense of our community. No business exists in a vacuum. Our customers and everyone involved in LNPS comes from the community in which we operate and so it is important for us to give back and help others without thinking about how we can maximise our returns.

It was with this in mind that we recently started working with the local authority’s Adult Social Care (ASC) team. They work with vulnerable people throughout our community, people who deserve and need a little extra help. One area where they often need help is with cleaning.

Our solution was to develop a process for deep cleaning the homes of vulnerable adults in close collaboration with the ASC team. This was a real eye-opener for some of us at LNPS, but for me it was something I had seen many times before as I used to work in this sector for Lambeth Council.

Initially, the ASC team gave us 20 units to clean, but they were so impressed by our work that they quickly added a further ten units to the contract. What made us different was that, in addition to making sure the job was done properly, we weren’t looking to optimise our profits from the contract. For us, this is about community and supporting those who need the most help.

That doesn’t mean we aren’t getting a lot out of this job. We are – the most amazing feelings of satisfaction. Any job that you can do well, and which helps others, is always going to make a positive impact on you. The way these properties look after we’ve finished is almost enough reward.

Obviously, there are some special conditions attached to a job like this. Confidentiality is vital, and we need to make sure the teams we send in to do the cleaning are properly trained and know how to deal with the residents in a thoughtful, decent and respectful way. To ensure this happens, our lead on this job is Business Development Manager Vincent Wright.

As a company that specialises in providing advanced pest control solutions to homes and businesses across East London, it’s amazing how our skills can be transferred to different sectors. At the end of the day, this is about the health and welfare of the people living in our community and whatever we can do to improves the lives of those who live around us, it’s got to be worth it.

During the COVID pandemic, we developed a range of specialist sanitisation services to help businesses get back on track. Utilising our access to effective PPE and knowledge of deep cleaning, we were able to provide solutions that reduced the risk of infection and helped businesses get back on track.

The knowledge we gained during this time is now being used to help people live their lives to the fullest. Now that is a really positive thing!

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