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End Furniture Poverty Launch New Frontline Worker Guide: "Finding Furniture & White Goods"

End Furniture Poverty Launch New Frontline Worker Guide: "Finding Furniture & White Goods"

Friday, August 21, 2020

End Furniture Poverty have just launched their first guide to Finding Furniture & White Goods: A Guide for Support Workers. You can read more about this fantastic frontline worker resource in their official press release below:

When the Covid-19 lockdown began to ease, at End Furniture Poverty we wanted to find out what the plans were for rough sleepers moving out of emergency accommodation, and to find out whether they would be provided with essential furniture. 

We launched a survey in June 2020 to find out what the situation is around the country. We also wanted to see whether there were any innovative projects or ways of providing or funding furniture that could be shared with others.

Our Everybody Out survey revealed a very mixed picture. Some areas, like Liverpool, are providing full packages of furniture – find out more about Liverpool’s work in our case study. While in other areas, support workers are applying for a patchwork of grants and trying to find preloved furniture.

Given that some areas seem to be struggling with very little support, we decided that the most useful outcome for this piece of work would be for us to produce Finding Furniture & White Goods: A Guide for Support Workers.

This first version is aimed at frontline workers but we will be producing a second version for those seeking furniture for themselves. We welcome all feedback so please do let us know what you think, and please share this far and wide so together we can help people access the essential furniture that they so desperately need to move on with their lives.

The guide will be a living document so as we find about new grant giving organisations, or other ways to access furniture, we will be updating the guide regularly. Please do get in touch if you have any suggested amends to the guide so it can continue to be as useful as possible: claire.donovan@endfurniturepoverty.org

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