Foundations Stockport’s furniture recycling project has been shortlisted for a Housing Quality Network (HQN) Frontline Stars Award.
The award recognises frontline workers, volunteers, residents and members of the housing community who have gone the extra mile during the Covid-19 crisis and made a tangible difference to the lives of others. Throughout the pandemic, the furniture recycling project has continued to provide items to those in need in Stockport, with over 225 enquiries during the lockdown.
The furniture recycling team is run by Foundations Stockport, a charitable arm of Stockport Homes, and has worked with South Manchester-based Great Places Housing during the crisis to support key workers who have had to move into temporary accommodation to protect other members of their household who may be at greater risk from the virus.
The team have deployed a creative approach to overcome restrictions, substituting cookers for more easily installed table top hobs and microwaves, as well as through socially distant doorstep deliveries.
Roger Phillips, Chair of the Foundation Stockport Board, said:
The staff who deliver the Furniture Recycling project deserve recognition for their commitment to keep the service running during an uncertain time and providing those in need with essential furniture.”
Winners will be decided by a public poll held online, with voting closing on 3rd July.