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Slateford Longstone Parish Church is now a point of collection for Fresh Start which helps distribute a range of basic household items to new council tenants, who had previously been homeless.  

Fresh Start also offer practical support which involves volunteers going into new tenants' homes and helping them to decorate. This aims to build their skills, confidence and self-esteem and ultimately sustain their tenancy.

They also offer training opportunities for people who have been homeless. The trainees contribute to the PAT testing business.

The service is available to new tenants in the first eight weeks of their tenancy;  referrals come via recognised support agencies.

If at any time you have any household items that are in good condition and you would like to donate I would be happy to receive them.   Details of what is required can be found on their website - www.freshstartweb.org.uk   Many thanks.

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