LEADING national housebuilder Lovell Homes is supporting children’s leaving care services by donating the furniture from the show homes at its latest fully-sold housing development in Telford, which was delivered in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council.  

Located in the market town of Wellington, Lovell’s recently sold Principal Point development has enabled the housebuilder to be able to use its show homes to give back to the local community in the area. 

The items from the show homes are being made available to Telford & Wrekin Council’s children’s safeguarding and family support leaving care team, which will provide care leavers with high-quality furniture to set up their new homes.  

Trish Foster, regional sales director at Lovell Homes, said: “We’re really pleased to be supporting the council’s services with this donation. Our show homes are always designed and fitted out with highest quality design and finish to give a luxurious feel. With many young care leavers not having the support around them that many other young people do, we’re really pleased to be donating these items to make sure that their new homes have the homely and luxurious environment that everyone deserves in their home.” 

Councillor Shirley Reynolds, cabinet member for children, young people, education and lifelong learning, said: “We are extremely grateful to Lovell for the furniture donations that the council has received. All of the items will make a huge difference to these young people’s lives and help them to set up their new homes. 

“Our care leavers do not have access to the same financial and family support systems that most young people experience, so donations such as these are critical in helping them get started in adult life.” 

The donation comes as Lovell and Telford & Wrekin Council begin work on another new development in Telford. The Wild Walk development will bring 329 new homes to brownfield land off Donnington Wood Way, which will be some of the borough’s most low carbon homes to date. These homes are being brought forward by a partnership between Lovell, Telford & Wrekin Council, Nuplace Ltd (the council’s wholly owned housing company), and Wrekin Housing Group. 

Stuart Penn, regional managing director at Lovell, added: “Leaving a lasting legacy is at the forefront of all of our work, we are passionate about creating a difference within the communities in which we work. That’s why we’re delighted to be working with the council on supporting their services and making sure that those leaving care have high quality items to set up their new homes.  

“We’ve worked on a number of initiatives around other developments in the area, including Queensbury Park in east Telford, where we are currently selling the final homes. Here we have worked with students in local schools and carried out local green initiatives - and we are planning more in line with the Wild Walk development. 

“In addition to our commitment to support the communities around our developments, we are celebrating 50 years of Lovell Partnerships. This has seen 2021 packed full of acts of kindness across the country, and a real combined effort to make a difference – something that has been even more important to us post-pandemic.” 

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