Author Archives: Ellie Wicks

Distributing free vacuums with AO and Hoover

AO are teaming up with Hoover to provide households with a free handheld vacuum for every washing machine ordered via the FFBS procurement portal.

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Housing 2021 — our first event in two years

We joined the UK housing sector to gather in Manchester for Housing 2021, an industry conference held by the Chartered Institute of Housing.

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FFBS shortlisted for two more industry awards

FFBS has been nominated for Social Enterprise Team of the Year at the UK Social Enterprise Awards and for the Enterprise Award at the Third Sector Awards.

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Going above and beyond to prepare refugee resettlement properties

Supplier Relationship Manager Paul Oakley joined our supplier TFS on a post-delivery inspection of two newly refurbished refugee resettlement properties.

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FFBS’ partnerships deliver essential support to over half a million households during pandemic

Overall, FFBS has helped to deliver essential goods and services to over 500,000 households in need during the Covid-19 crisis.

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My time as an intern at FFBS

We loved having Katy Grant as part of our Business Development and Marketing team over the summer and it turns out that the feeling was mutual.

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FFBS wins Tech for Good Award

FFBS has won the Tech for Good Award in Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber’s (SEYH) 2021 Awards.

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Four tips for better food voucher redemption

With so many of our clients distributing large volumes of food vouchers at the moment, we’ve put together our top tips to help you support beneficiaries to redeem vouchers quickly and easily.

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New support for fuel costs for households in Wales

With over 150,000 households living in fuel poverty in Wales, the Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) is extending fuel cost support with two new schemes this winter.

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FFBS recognised in Digital Enterprise Top 100

FFBS has been included in the Leeds City Region’s Digital Enterprise Top 100, a list that profiles and celebrates digital innovation, transformation and resilience.

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