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The Furniture Project, part of Stockport Homes Group’s charitable arm SKylight, has welcomed customers to their brand-new premises in Hazel Grove, collecting and recycling furniture and white goods for use by families in need.
The initiative has already supported 814 households in Stockport since April 2021, donating furniture and electrical white goods in good working condition to households that lack the basic items to make their property a home.
The project which has been running for 5 years has seen the number of donations increase over the past few years, to the point where they had outgrown their previous premises in the Stockport. With the need for the project more important than ever, the new store will enable the initiative to continue supporting local people during the cost-of-living crisis.
With the new premises the project won’t just be supplying the basic pieces of furniture, but customers will be able to choose soft furnishing such as cushions, rugs, and curtains, with its ‘IKEA’ like set up, little show rooms will give customers inspiration to add their personal touch to the interior of their home.
The project hopes to expand to offer children and adult clothing for interviews, winter clothing to help families who may be struggling to heat their homes, Christmas items and baby items such as prams and cots.
Roger Phillips, Chair of SKylight Board said:
“With the cost-of-living crisis, projects like the Furniture Recycling are more important than ever, providing customers with the essential furniture, they support customers to sustain their tenancies and help them make a house a home. This new premises is going to allow the team to expand what it offers and support more customers. I am exciting to see what the future holds for the team.”