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The furnishing industry employs around 338,000 people across manufacturing, retail, design and teaching, and in every sector from home, office and garden furniture, fabrics, carpets, flooring, and lighting, to wall coverings, kitchens, bathrooms, and interior design.

A vast range of people are involved, from students to business owners, textile designers to furniture makers, carpet fitters to kitchen installers.

And from time to time, someone will need financial assistance or advice.

We are here to help when you need it most – whether you or your partner still work within the industry or did in the past.

You could have a young family or you might have retired. Or sadly your partner was in the industry but they have now passed away. You might need a grant for essential home repairs or a contribution towards specialised equipment, help with the costs of a respite break or replacing a worn-out fridge. Every story is different and we assess each application with care and consideration.

How to get in touch

For more information, please contact Robin Lomas, welfare officer, by emailing or by calling 020 7256 5558.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope that we can be of assistance.