What is it?
Care Zone is an innovative furniture recycling and employability skills training project that is run by Kingsgate Community Church in Peterborough.
Care Zone aims to:
- Support families in crisis to access emergency, good quality furniture, clothing, baby equipment and toys through recycling donated goods from the public and give them free of charge to the families.
- Raise aspirations and ambitions through the provision of employability skills training and enriching work placements for long term unemployed people and homeless people who are socially excluded and want to positively move forward.
- Offer meaningful volunteering opportunities to local people who want to make a positive contribution to their community.
- Stop unwanted furniture going to landfill and reduce waste by encouraging the community to reuse essential household goods to help families in crisis.
- Partner with the business community to enable them to use their resources and skills to reach the most vulnerable in our community.
Case Study: Syrian Refugee Families Project
Care Zone is part of a multi-agency project to resettle Syrian refugee families in the city who have been displaced by the civil war in Syria. Care Zone are partnering with the public and local businesses who are donating household items to furnish the houses for the Syrian families.
How is the project related to the Circular Economy?
Repurpose, Reuse & Share
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