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9th Aug, 2022

Platform Housing donates furniture from Malvern show home to help those in need

PLATFORM Housing Group in Malvern has donated furniture from one of its show homes to help residents in need.

The items – from a house in Nightingale Road – have been given to local families in the area.

The haul included sideboards, dining sets and sofas which were collected by the charity Roundabout which is trying to address furniture poverty in South Worcestershire, West Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds.

The charity was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2019.

Roundabout recently gave furniture to Michael Elliot who lives in a Platform home in Powick, with some of the items from the show home included in the delivery.

Mr Elliot had lived in his Dad’s old caravan for the past few years before moving into his new home, where his family can now visit and stay over to support him with his on-going health problems.

Mr Elliot said, “A friend in Malvern told me about the service and then to find out that through Platform I could apply was fantastic.

“It’s a mixture of newer and older items but I don’t care, it’s such a good feeling to know I have it all now. It means my family can now visit more often and stay more comfortably than before, it feels like I have a proper home now.”

“I want to thank Platform and Roundabout for their help. I really hope more people can come forward and donate anything they don’t want as there are loads of people who need it and will really appreciate the help.”

James Harvey from Platform was there where when the items were delivered to Mr Elliot’s affordable rent property earlier in December.

“The support we offer our customers takes many forms and in this case it was great to help Michael source the furniture he desperately needed to make his new house feel like a home in time for Christmas.

“Roundabout’s service has been first class and we’ll be looking for other opportunities to work with them in the future – be it with our customers or others in need in the community.”

To donate furniture items or to discuss a furniture referral or register as a referral agent call 01386 833030 or visit www.roundaboutevesham.org.uk.

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