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HFS team members Mark and Andy holding up the pillow line Photo by HFS

MPs given wake-up call

Last week, chief executive Naomi Ridley and her colleagues at Hastings Furniture Service went to Westminster to deliver a pillowcase to every MP, asking ‘How did you sleep last night?’, in an effort to raise awareness of the consequences of cutting Local Welfare Assistance. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asked Naomi to let us know what happened.

Posted 09:10 Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: Caroline Lucas Hastings Furniture Service HFS John Healey Local Welfare Assistance Naomi Ridley Team members Mark and Andy Zelly Restorick
HFS pillowcase

How do you sleep at night?

To raise awareness of the consequences of cutting Local Welfare Assistance, Hastings Furniture Service, winner of the BBC Community Heroes Award 2013, is delivering a pillowcase to every MP in the country, screen printed with the question: ‘How do you sleep at night?’

Posted 15:44 Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: BBC Community Heroes Award Caroline Lucas Community Care Grants Crisis Loans Discretionary East Sussex Support Scheme ESCC Gloria de Piero Hastings Hastings Furniture Service House of Commons Kate Green Local Welfare Assistance Mark Thomas Naomi Ridley Zelly Restorick

ESCC joins funding cut protest

East Sussex County Council has voted unanimously to oppose the government’s decision to end Local Welfare Assistance funding, the ultimate safety net for the most deprived, adding its voice to those raised against the move by local charities and the Local Government Association. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 09:40 Friday, May 23, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: AmicusHorizon Housing Association Citizens Advice Bureau Communities and Local government Credit Union DESSS Eric Pickles ESCC Federation of Small Businesses Furniture Now Hastings Advice and Representation Centre Hastings Furniture Service Jeremy Birch Keith Glazier Local Government Association Local Welfare Assistance Naomi Ridley Nick Terdre Refuge Seaview Social Fund
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