The Furniture Makers' Company, the industry's dedicated charity, has issued a new clarion call highlighting financial support it can provide to hard-hit furnishing industry workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.


The charity has released an interactive welfare brochure outlining the emergency support available, featuring links to Government advice, questions to ask employers, information on the financial help the charity provides, frequently asked questions as well as a link to an application form for support.

"Never in the 100-year history of the charity, apart from two world wars, has our industry and country faced such an extraordinary and unprecedented need for welfare support," said Dids Macdonald OBE, master of the Furniture Makers' Company.

"In the past seven days we have seen a 600 percent week-on-week rise in page views of those seeking information about how we can help."

She urged furnishing industry workers to look at the interactive brochure and share it with co-workers, employees, as well as H.R. department so it can be further shared across businesses.

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