IKEA Exeter Partners with Julian House to Create a Better Everyday Life for Exeter’s Homeless
IKEA Exeter co-workers have chosen to partner with Julian House for 2019, a local charity who support and empower socially excluded people to build sustainable, independent lives. This partnership fits closely with IKEA’s values of creating a better everyday life for the many.
Julian House have a range of homeless services that provide real opportunity and support to people wanting to move away from rough sleeping. They ensure that rough sleepers have a pathway out of rough sleeping, providing a comprehensive holistic assessment leading to a tailored support package including; supported access into the private rented sector, hostels, reconnecting with family and social networks amongst other person centered solutions.
Throughout our year-long partnership IKEA co-workers will be donating time and products to help the vulnerable homeless population of Exeter. One of the many ways IKEA will support is by creating home start packs for those successfully resettled by Julian House. These will contain essentials such as kitchen crockery, towels and bedding. Home start packs will be put together by IKEA Exeter co-workers and donated to Julian House.
Nick Earle, IKEA Exeter Store Manager, commented:
“We greatly admire the important work Julian House does, making a real difference to the lives of Exeter’s homeless. Our partnership with Julian House is part of our ongoing commitment to being a good neighbour and supporting our local community.”
Sarah Lakey, Senior Community and Events Fundraiser, said:
“Being able to partner with IKEA provides the charity with the resources we need to help create homes for the local homeless community. It’s an exciting opportunity for us to work closely with IKEA to help raise awareness of homelessness.”
Photo by Theo Moye