DABD (UK) is branching out into re-use.
The Barking and Dagenham-based London charity works with and supports people who may face barriers in life, including disability (physical and sensory), unemployment, poor health and lack of training.
The project, which will be run in collaboration with Barking and Dagenham Council, will help people, such as low-income families, with the basic needs of life such as a table and chairs, sofa and armchairs and beds. However it will use partner organisations to source electrical goods such as fridges and televisions .
The project will operate from Woodward Road library in Dagenham (RM9 4HB). It hopes other charities will help set up the project by donating a kettle, microwave, vacuum cleaner, telephone handsets, blankets (for wrapping around furniture) and a couple of steel cupboards.
It also needs to buy stationery, a table and chairs, fridge, desks, office chairs, filing cabinet, two computers with internet capability, printer, washing machine, dishwasher, workbench, sack barrow, steam cleaner, warehouse racking and tail lift Luton Van so any help which other charities and social enterprises could offer would be gratefully accepted .
The new project will sit alongside other support services which the charity already runs such as a repair shop for scooters used by the disabled, help with maximising income and skills programmes for the long-term unemployed.
Any organisation which is able to help DABD with its needs should talk to Elaine James, director of Business Strategy, DABD (uk) on 020 8215 9630 or email her at elaine.james@DABD.org.uk.