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FRN takes the circular economy to Glastonbury

Revellers at this year’s Glastonbury Music Festival were given the opportunity to confess their waste sins, and to learn the difference between re-using and recycling.

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Crisis? What Crisis?

       Keep the Safety Net ImageThe results of a recent national survey of furniture re-use charities strongly challenge the Government’s decision to scrap the Local Welfare Assistance Fund – a decision that will hit the poorest the hardest. And we’ve written to Eric Pickles MP expressing our grave concerns.

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Please sign petition - SAVE Local Welfare Assistance Fund

The Government is scrapping funding which enables local authorities to help people in crisis and in one-off emergency situations in their communities. 

Save the fund. Help vulnerable people in crisis. Disappoint the loan sharks and pay-day lenders...  

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/63001

 

…And the Government wants to end funding that will help people in this situation….

We were extremely saddened to see the plight of Keith on Channel 4 News last night (16 April 2014). Like thousands of others, Keith is forced to accept the charity of fabulous organisations such as The Trussell Trust.

http://blogs.channel4.com/paul-mason-blog/gas-cooker-benefits-delayed-life-food-bank-user/691

Unfortunately, our network of over 300 furniture re-use charities is far too familiar with people living in crisis and in situations such as Keith’s.

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