ITV Region: West Country West / Year: 2008
3 Carminnow Road Industrial Estate
This project will involve three Cornish furniture reuse centres combining efforts to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills, through an innovative initiative that will also benefit homeless individuals, by helping them move into permanent accommodation.
Through the assistance of volunteers, they will service, test, clean and repair old furniture and appliances so that they can be delivered to low income or recently homeless individuals to assist them in restarting or rebuilding their livelihoods.
The volunteers will also be the recipients of the items, so that people will effectively earn furnishings and equipment through spending time helping out on the project. Between 300 and 450 people (150 families) should benefit.