Furniture re-use scheme for tenants in Northampton

A scheme to help council tenants gain access to second-hand furniture when moving into a new home has been set up by Northampton Borough Council.

The Furniture and Social Enterprise Scheme gives tenants access to unwanted furniture that has been left behind by previous tenants but is in good enough condition to re-use.

The council and local charity Spencer Contact will inspect the furniture.

They will then store it until they are ready to offer it to tenants in need.

The council's portfolio holder for housing Christopher Malpas said: "The introduction of this re-use scheme is superb.

"To be able to offer furniture to council tenants who otherwise would have nothing when moving into their homes and reduce the need to dispose of unwanted furniture via landfill is fantastic."

More information is available on the Spencer Contact website.

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