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Teenagers who have recently started at PM Training are getting a unique hands on experience, painting a warehouse. Three teams of 16 and 17-year-olds who started just three weeks ago, have been preparing for the uptown move of Furniture Mine to new premises in the city centre.

For John Gray, who has been a driver with Furniture Mine since October last year, the job offers the a good variety of work. Time behind the wheel, regular lifting and loading, plus a chance to work with apprentices and volunteers makes for a varied and interesting day, he says. “In previous driving jobs I had been on my own all day or spending most of my time driving. Here I get a combination of driving and manual labour and that’s ideal.”

A unique charity which reuses furniture to help vulnerable people is relocating to the heart of the community.

Customers are being helped back into work through volunteering at a sister company of Aspire Housing. Furniture Mine is a charity that collects second hand furniture. Items are then sold on or provided to social housing customers who need the furniture to set up home for the first time.

During 18th - 23rd November, Furniture Mine are offering customers amazing deals on the more unique and unusual furniture donated, in support of Staffordshire's leading regeneration charity the Realise Foundation.


Furniture Mine has been working with PM Training in Stafford to “upcycle” certain items of furniture, giving them the “shabby chic” look. When people first hear about a furniture recycling organisation, they wrongly believe that the items will be second best, looking shabby and tired, rather than high quality and good enough to suit all homes, whether modern or traditional. Apprentices at PM Training Stafford have jumped at the chance to give furniture a new start and learn new skills.

Furniture Mine is branching out in Newcastle as part of a series of planned improvements of its service.

Furniture Mine is a charity that helps people in need to set up home and it supports volunteers into work.

Newcastle Borough Council has handed over the reins to Furniture Mine for the collection of its household bulky waste service, with the first pick-up set to take place on Monday, 3 October from a resident’s home.

The contract between the council and Furniture Mine is to run for three years, with an option to extend it and forms part of an existing contract already let by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

A charity which helps people in need by providing them with second hand furniture and appliances has joined the Aspire Group.

Furniture Mine works with local councils and housing associations in North Staffordshire and Cheshire East to collect items which are then given to people to help them set up in their new home.

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