ng homes and Manorview Hotels have come together to support members on the North Glasgow community who are finding themselves in hardship through distributing furniture and bedding from the Redhurst Hotel.
The Redhurst Hotel is currently undergoing a major refurbishment and is due to re-open late summer 2020. Steve Buckley, Head of Procurement at Manorview became aware of ng homes’ work in refurbishing quality furniture and furnishings, and redistributing it free of charge to tenants and people in the North Glasgow community.
ng homes operates a furniture redistribution service which includes furnishings and textiles. Not only does this service save items from landfill, it distributes them to members of the community who may need them.
Around six years ago, through funding from the Big Lottery, Support and Connect, ng homes housing and community regeneration staff developed a way to support people to furnish their homes. Although the Association provides ‘starter packs’ for new tenants, there was a clear need for additional furnishing for people to make their house a home.
Alongside this, ng homes carried out various community consultations with tenants around areas of waste and recycling and there was a clear interest in reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. Community members also identified the need for a local redistribution centre that would not only help the environment but support people in need. Initially through funding form Scottish Government Climate Challenge Fund, ng homes established a local redistribution centre in Springburn where they have operated a furniture/furnishings/food redistribution service.