In partnership with Your Homes Newcastle and their Newcastle Furniture Service (NFS), we have launched a range of new furnished tenancy packages available to both new and existing tenants, allowing them to feel at home with brand new furniture and appliances at an affordable weekly cost.
The furnished tenancy packages further expand our support services and commitment to creating sustainable tenancies, by providing all tenants including victims of domestic abuse, young care leavers and vulnerable tenants with the best possible start in their homes.
The scheme is open to both new and existing tenants, offering an affordable and responsible alternative to sourcing furniture in comparison to some ‘rent-to-own’ high street lenders. The weekly cost of the furniture is added to tenants’ weekly rent charge and can be paid for by Universal Credit or Housing Benefit.
Our tenants can select from one of the three furniture packages available that best suits them, as we want all tenants to feel comfortable and be proud of their homes. The packages consist of white goods, bedroom, living room and dining room furniture which is delivered to their door and installed by NFS.
The furniture provided by NFS is new for tenants and will be replaced every four years, however repairs and replacements can be provided at no additional charge when accidental damage occurs.
Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at Gentoo, said: “It is excellent to be working alongside Newcastle Furniture Service to provide modern and comfortable living for our tenants. Our partnership with NFS provides a great range of furnishings and ensures we can support tenants every step of the way in their home.
We are delighted by the response the scheme has had so far and are excited to assist more tenants make their house feel like home through the furnished tenancy packages.”
Tina Drury, Managing Director of YHN, said: “Newcastle Furniture Service was established over 30 years ago and is now the market leader in providing affordable rental furniture to social housing customers. We are delighted to add Gentoo to our growing list of almost 40 clients, and are pleased to already be supplying valuable furniture packs to their tenants.”
Any of our tenants interested in applying for a furniture package should contact their Neighbourhood Coordinator. You can find their details here.