More details are being made available of a contract for the supply of furniture and “white goods” (e.g. fridges) to Universal Credit claimants in York.
It is part of the York Financial Assistance scheme, which is designed to help the poorest members of our community cope with budgeting pressures.
The contract is expected to be worth over £250,000.
Once again the Executive member (Nigel Ayre) has agreed to consider this proposal at a public decision meeting which is being held on 16th December.
Although the decision to seek tenders for this service isn’t particularly controversial, and any expenditure will be within budget allocations, the move to publish background papers will be welcomed by many taxpayers.
Hopefully other Executive Councillors will adopt a similar approach to transparency in the future.
The cost of new contracts entered into by the York Council can be viewed on a national register via this link https://procontract.due-north.com/ContractsRegister/Index
The Community Furniture Store (CFS) is the current provider of household goods for the York Financial Assistance Scheme (YFAS). The scheme, which is funded by City of York Council, provides basic furnishing for people in need as a result of a urgent personal circumstances.
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The York CFS is located at the Raylor Centre in James Street. It also has branches in Selby and Scarborough.
Residents are urged to donate any unused items of furniture, which are in good condition, to the scheme. The CFS arranges to pick up the items.