Employees from Gilead have reached out to a sheltered housing scheme as part of their corporate social responsibility programme. Residents of Ard Carrig, Carrigtwohill are delighted to benefit from the hard work put in by the Gilead team.
The scheme is run by Clúid Housing, the largest housing association in Ireland. Clúid has over 6000 units in management around Ireland including many sheltered housing schemes like Ard Carrig. Residents of the scheme took the opportunity to meet and greet the Gilead employees over lunch.
Resident Aidan O’Gorman said: “It’s lovely to have people from the local community working together like this. I’m delighted with all the works.”
Gilead is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company’s mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.
The works being carried out in Ard Carrig are mainly maintenance and improvements including colour coded painting to distinguish floors in the event of an emergency and completing paving surrounding the scheme. Resident John Mulcahy added: “We really had a great day here today. It worked so well and the place looks amazing!”
Older Persons Support Officer Davina Mooney commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have the team from Gilead here with us today. It means so much to all the residents. We’ll be able to get some much needed work done to improve the well-being of everybody here. We’re so grateful to Gilead for this.”