Free home furnishings on offer for South Yorkshire residents

Dozens of Sheffield residents are set to benefit from free vital home furnishings thanks to funding from Sanctuary Housing.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 30th November 2015, 10:47 am

The leading housing provider has donated £1,500 to Sheffield’s St Vincent’s Furniture Store to pay for home ‘starter packs’ for more than 30 in-need households across the city.

The packs contain a range of essential new household goods for residents including bed linen, cutlery and crockery.

St Vincent’s Furniture Store relies on donations of unwanted but good quality furniture from local residents and businesses. The store receives more than 60 donations a week and distributes the starter packs to the vulnerable and people coming out of homelessness.

In the Shiregreen area alone, more than 40 Sanctuary residents have received crucial furniture donations from the service over the past 12 months which they would not have otherwise been able to afford on their own.

Ralph Dickins from St Vincent’s Furniture Store commented: “Our service provides vital homeware to some of the most vulnerable families in Shiregreen and Sheffield. We are always looking for volunteers and much-needed donations.”

Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships officer for Shiregreen, Sophie Kirk, added: “One of our main aims is to ensure our residents have access to the support services they need to live happy lives, and our funding for St Vincent’s means they will be able to assist even more local people who need help furnishing their homes.”

Anyone who would like to donate money or furniture – which includes bedding, white goods and wooden items – can contact the Sheffield store by calling 0114 270 3990 or emailing [email protected]

This project was part-funded by Sanctuary Group’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.