After much discussion, the Trustees have decided that now is the right time to change the name of the Charity. When Sunderland Community Furniture Service was first created, the name explained exactly what the Charity was about; a furniture service for the local community.
Over the years, the Charity has evolved, so much so that the furniture service is now only one department within the Charity; it is only one element of the many services we offer. As we provide a wide range of services for the vulnerable and disadvantaged, both in Sunderland and the North East of England, the Trustees recognise that the name does not fully describe what we do on first inspection anymore.
The new name agreed by the Trustees for the Charity is Community Sustainability Services – CSS. Our tagline will be ‘supporting vulnerable people’ as this is exactly what we do now and is more fitting to the overall aims of the Charity.