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…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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Petition to rethink fund for vulnerable people

Furniture Re-use Network calls on the Coalition Government to overturn Vital Funding Decision

The Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) has today (8th April 2014) launched an e-petition that if successful, will maintain a critical, financial safety net for families in crisis.

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LGA Report:` Routes to Re-use’

The Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) welcomes the publication of the LGA’s report `Routes to Re-use – Maximising Value from Re-used Materials’ and particularly the recognition that social and economic value can be maximised by re-using items currently destined for landfill and incineration.

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Helping Local Authorities to Prevent Waste & Reduce Poverty

Introduction

In his keynote address to the FRN’s 25th Anniversary annual conference (March 2014), Eric Pickles MP – Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government stated The reuse sector “is a proper lifeline for many people” and supporting the sector’s work is “common sense”.

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