Furniture Matters, part of The Calico Group, is a reuse, recycling and training charity with shops in Blackpool, Morecambe, and Lancaster. The donations and collections of unwanted household items, are extensively refurbished by staff and volunteers and provided at low cost to local people in need. Every item donated results in training people in new skills, creating local employment opportunities, saves items from landfill, and provides good quality reconditioned items to local people.

Funded through Progress Housing Group’s Community Investment Fund, the Furniture Futures team collects items of furniture from empty Progress Housing Group properties once tenants have moved out of their homes, or from current tenants who have an item of unwanted furniture they no longer have use for.

These items are completely renovated and given a new lease of life by the team at Furniture Matters, before being provided to Progress Housing Group tenants who have been referred to the project.

The project is initially available to tenants across Fylde, South Ribble, and Preston

How to donate or register to receive an item of furniture via the Furniture Futures project:

To arrange a free collection of unwanted furniture/homeware if you are a Progress Housing Group tenant, or if you are leaving a Progress Housing Group property, please call the Progress Connect Team on 0333 320 4555 or email enquiries@progressgroup.org.uk. You will need to provide your name, address, contact number, and what items you have for collection. Additionally, if you require furniture (at a small fee), please contact us on the details above listing what items you require.

The project is initially available to Progress Housing Group tenants across Fylde, South Ribble, and Preston, however as the project progresses, the geographical area of benefit may be subject to change.