Furniture Stop launched in Brinnington
Published by Cheryl Harrison for Stockport Homes in Housing and also in Bill Payments, Communities
Jacqy Allatson, Stockport Homes’ Neighbourhood Manager (front left) and Joanne Watson from The Furniture Station (front right) showing customers the type of furniture available from the Furniture Station.
Affordable and free furniture has been brought to the doors of Stockport Homes’ customers living in Brinnington thanks to a new scheme called Furniture Stop.
Jacqy Allatson, Stockport Homes’ Neighbourhood Manager, who created the scheme, explains how it works: “We wanted to show our customers examples of furniture available from The Furniture Station and how reasonably priced it is, so we created a room in Dunton Towers containing some examples of the furniture available. We are also aware that customers have items they no longer need. Instead of them taking them to the tip, we created a ‘Furniture Stop bring and swap’ board so customers can advertise items that they are happy to see go to a good home for free.”
The scheme has proved popular, with local resident Elizabeth Bell saying: “I think it’s a great idea, I’ll definitely use the service.” And local resident Bill Park adding: “It will help a lot of people in the area. I’ll be looking to use the ‘bring and swap’ boards.”
The Furniture Station is a registered charity and an anti-poverty initiative in Stockport, supplying re-usable, basic essential items of furniture and white goods to families and individuals in need within the Borough of Stockport.
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