The Brewers Foundation were delighted
to donate over £1,000 worth of decorating supplies to Habitat for Humanity, a
charity tackling housing poverty around the world:
‘Here in Great Britain, our work
focuses on converting empty commercial spaces into affordable accommodation for
vulnerable people, and taking action on furniture poverty, making homes a place
of wellbeing and security.’
Supplies were donated for their Empty
Spaces to Homes Project. They have a dedicated workshop, converting empty and
disused commercial spaces into affordable accommodation for vulnerable people.
Only 2% of social housing is let
furnished, and setting up a new home is expensive, so the workshop meets this
need by refurbishing furniture to provide high quality items to set up new
homes, supported by volunteers from the business community.
Their work in Barking and Dagenham,
where the upcycling workshop is based, focuses on retrofitting empty spaces to
create homes for young people transitioning out of the care system.