Our principle focus is to raise awareness of furniture poverty, increase re-use activity and to support community organisations to continue their valuable work.
We also create opportunities for partnership working and campaigning with other organisations in the region.
The work of furniture poverty organisations intersects with a range of national/local policies and strategies, including health, wellbeing, welfare, waste and housing. Partnership working with this sector creates opportunities for:
- social housing landlords to improve tenant employability, reduce costs and minimise the impacts of welfare reforms;
- public health organisations to socially prescribe their services;
- local authorities and other institutions to minimise welfare, housing and waste disposal costs; to reuse more and to improve financial and social inclusion for all.