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What are the main objectives of your organisation?
To provide affordable furniture to those in need.
To provide work experience & training for volunteers and placements.
To reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
What is unique about your organisation?
We are part of a national housing association with a Christian ethos.
What were the biggest challenges you had to face?
Finding the right accommodation in the right location – and then having to pay for it!
What are your biggest achievements to date?
Still being here 6 yrs later. Helping around 300 volunteers & work placements increase their confidence & skills and for some to move into paid employment.
How do you think you have contributed to the development of the sector?
Marketing and awareness raising in the local community and contributing to the regional forum – encouraging other schemes.
What are your future goals?
To achieve sufficient funding or income to enable us to survive. Development of our volunteer programme through acquisition of Big Lottery funding.
How has the FRN helped your organisation?
Practical guidance on procedures & legal requirements. Enabling a network that provides contact with other schemes. 1-1 advice & support through the Re-Alliance funding and through the ARC audit. Quality assessment & reassurance through the ARC audit.