FRN has today launched the Starter Packs Association to support the development of starter packs schemes across the country.
Starter Packs typically provide people moving into their first home with household items such as bedding, crockery, cutlery, curtains and other things needed to turn a property into a home.
Kerry has praised the Furniture Re-use Network, which has its national headquarters in Old Market in her constituency, for this initiative.
Paul Smith, Chief Executive of the FRN commented: Our members provide people on low incomes with affordable furniture and domestic appliances. Some already run starter packs schemes as a natural extension to their work. A cooker is not much use without pots, pans, crockery and cutlery and a bed needs bedding. The FRN will act as a focus for the new association to link existing re-use organisations with communities and congregations wishing to provide this service.
Any organisation wishing to join the SPA, which is free, should email Paul Smith on firstname.lastname@example.org or call the FRN on 0845 602 8003.