LIFE

LIFE at found

Since opening we have helped many volunteers into paid employment after they gained the necessary skills, experience and references by volunteering for one or more shifts per week at found.

Just a few weeks ago a Sam(*) needed a better pair of shoes as his had holes in and were no good in all this wet weather. Thankfully we had a good pair in stock in his size. Darren(*) was getting housed and we had the privilege of making up a starter pack.

Julian Saunders, Charity Manager of Firm Foundation, said this: ‘‘the service that found provides fills a significant gap in services for those who are rough sleeping. Clothing is essential when you do not have shelter and as a person secures accommodation it is often with little provided. When a person begins their life again, a bowl and cutlery go along way. found’s dedication has enabled our clients to re-establish themselves and look forward to a brighter future.”

Support to individuals come via recognised referral agencies and is at the final discretion of the shop management and trustees. You can learn more about Firm Foundation from their website.

(*) Names have been changed to protect identity.

so much more than a charity shop