Wednesday, 02 January 2019 18:18

Response From B&Q On Their Support For Shelter

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Response From B&Q On Their Support For Shelter

Last month we wrote of another associations recommendation that we boycott B&Q as they support Shelter - read that article here.

Subsequently one of our members shared their concerns with B&Q and received the following response....

At Kingfisher and B&Q, we believe everyone should have a home that they can feel good about and recognise that this is not the case for many people. As a business we are supporting charities which help tackle poor and unfit housing across all our territories. In the UK, Kingfisher and B&Q have established a partnership with Shelter who are the leading UK wide charity tackling poor housing and homelessness.

Although Shelter doesn’t provide housing directly, their expert advice can stop a family becoming homeless in the first place - and is also vital in helping people get back on their feet, if the worst happens and they lose their home. Shelter helps millions of people through their expert advice and support.

Our partnership with Shelter funds a team of DIY Skills Advisers. By offering guidance on basic DIY skills, they support families to settle into a new property after a period of homelessness and help those at risk of homelessness to stay in their current home. So far, they have supported over 500 families to be safe and secure in their homes. Our funds also support Shelter’s frontline services. We regularly review the impact our partnership is having and are happy with how Shelter is using the funds that we donate.

I hope you will continue to shop in B&Q. Thank you for your custom so far.   

The letter was signed by Jane Walker, B&Q Executive Customer Care Manager.

Last modified on Thursday, 03 January 2019 09:33

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