Helping Habitat For Humanity Transform Old Furniture To Create Lovely New Homes

November 9th, 2023

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.

We are so glad we could help with such an incredible initiative! Find out more about The Brewers Foundation here>>