Reuse Littleborough opens Parent and Child Resource Centre for key workers
Date published: 24 June 2020
Photo: Rochdale Online
Reuse Littleborough, which aims to keep unwanted items out of landfill, has opened a new space for key support workers like social workers, health visitors and midwives to access items for their clients.
The new Parent and Child Resource Centre (PCRC) opened last week, laid out with baby and children’s clothes; shoes; toiletries; cots, prams, Moses baskets and bedding; toiletry bags for the maternity units; clothing, shoes, coats and bedding for older children; clothing and shoes for adults.
The Hub reopened on Tuesday 16 June after closing in March and also stocks a range of household goods and specialist equipment such as wheelchairs.
Michael said: “Access to the PCRC is strictly for support workers and is laid out with everything you could possibly need. There is no money involved whatsoever, but it’s first come, first served.”
Reuse Littleborough’s volunteers will be adhering to social distancing and hygienic practices and all donations arriving will be quarantined for 72 hours.
Michael added: “Over the last year or so we have been helping to support social workers, health visitors, midwives and lots of others that have identified a need in local families. Help has been given to new mothers looking for baby items, beds and bedding have been supplied for children, household items to help get our homeless off the streets, and furniture, beds and white goods to help mothers fleeing violence to furnish a new home.
“These support workers are angels and do their best with little or no budgets; it’s a pleasure to be able to help them more.”
The eco-friendly community group was launched after founder Michael Bamford noticed a discrepancy between the waste we have in our country and those in need in poorer countries.
Founded in 2015 and now based in the centre of Littleborough, Reuse Littleborough started with an online post, asking for donations of unwanted baby items to send to the Forever Angels Baby Home in Tanzania.
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