Creating Enterprise Gives Used Furniture A ‘Second Chance’
On Tuesday 11 August we held the first Open House event at the storage space in BOCS, Mochdre which is occupied by our ‘Second Chance’ furniture reuse project. Furniture and other household goods are delivered to the storage space on a regular basis by the Property Turnaround team, and can be collected free of charge by tenants for use within their own homes.
Tenants would normally be referred to the service by one of our Cartrefi Conwy colleagues, but the Open House event offered an opportunity for self-referrals to be made. Within hours of the event being advertised on Creating Enterprise’s social media pages, all of the COVID-19 compliant appointments had been booked up, demonstrating local demand for the service. This is further reflected in the fact that additional appointments have been made and filled by tenants referred by Cartrefi Conwy staff every day this week.
During Tuesday’s event, over 20 items were collected, taking the cumulative total for August alone to 45, not inclusive of miscellaneous household goods including pots, pans, bedding and towels. In August so far, 11 different tenants and their families have been supported by the project, ranging from those moving from temporary to permanent accommodation to a group of international nurses who have travelled to study and work at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.
Future Open House events will be advertised on our Facebook page.
Posted on: August 14, 2020