Generous furniture donation helps settle those in need into a new home

Wednesday, 1st May 2019

Karbon Homes has partnered with Oasis Community Housing to help support the charity’s projects ran from Basis@Sunderland, a drop-in centre for the homeless.

Oasis Community Housing Relationship Manager, David Foster, receiving the furniture delivery from Paul Walton and Alan Hayes from the Enterprise Durham Partnership and Sarah Lock, Sales and Marketing Manager from Karbon Homes.

Karbon Homes has partnered with Oasis Community Housing to help support the charity’s projects ran from Basis@Sunderland, a drop-in centre for the homeless.

Karbon has donated thousands of pounds worth of new and nearly new furniture to the charity’s Basis Beds project which offers long term accommodation to rough sleepers.

The donation will also be used to help people find safe housing through the charity’s Help to Rent scheme, which so far this year has successfully housed 47 people.

Sarah Lock, Sales and Marketing Manager for Karbon Homes, said: “The projects and support that Oasis provides for homeless people across Tyne and Wear is both much needed and much appreciated and the charity is one that Karbon is proud to be able support.

“We know too well that housing can be really difficult for people who’ve experienced trauma and upheaval and when I heard Oasis Community Housing’s plea for support, I was keen to look in to how we could help.

“As a local housing association, we are keen to support the charities which make a real difference to the communities within which our residents live, and through this donation of furniture we are doing our bit to help strengthen the incredible work that Oasis does.”

David Foster, Relationship Manager for the charity, said: “The furniture donated by Karbon will make the world of difference to the project, giving someone the best start possible to life in their new home.

“Having a safe and stable place to stay, where someone can heal and grow, is essential to breaking the cycle of homelessness.

“We’ve had real success helping people find emergency and more permanent accommodation, but with further funding cuts, and a rise in homelessness bringing more people to our doors, we’re relying more and more on the support of local businesses and organisations.

“We are incredibly grateful to Karbon Homes for their generosity and eagerness to support our cause.”