Social landlord supporting vulnerable families by distributing pieces of Commonwealth Games furniture
- 03 Sep
One social landlord has been collecting over 60,000 items of furniture used by Commonwealth Games for distribution to its vulnerable families.
GHA has begun moving the furniture, which includes sofas, beds and wardrobes, for the Athlete's Village in Dalmarnock from the Glasgow 2014 games into storage facilities, reports 24dash.
Once all of the furniture has been collected and catalogued it will be distributed directly to tenants in and around Glasgow.
The furniture was previously used in the accommodation for the athletes and officials during the Commonwealth Games earlier this year.
GHA chair Gordon Sloan said: "We know many tenants are struggling to make ends meet in the current economic climate and we're pleased this furniture has been made available to help people furnish their homes. The amount of furniture being uplifted from the Village is way beyond our expectations and, while this means this is a huge operation, it means many thousands of people will benefit. It is a very tangible way in which the Commonwealth Games has left behind a legacy for the people of Glasgow."
Wheatley's neighbourhood services leader, Jacqueline Norwood, said: "Once we have finished collecting all the furniture we will be ready to start delivering it to our customers later in September. Our housing officers are talking with tenants and identifying those who would really benefit from this kind of support. We are also working with others, particularly housing associations and community groups in the city, so that their customers can benefit too."
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