We're proud that much of our loose furniture inside of our true residences is made by a charity called Next Steps Development.
Next Steps Development provides workplace training for young adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health challenges. The charity was set-up by an incredible and inspirational couple, Lee and Louise Bensley, to provide a place for their son, Joshua, who has complex learning difficulties, to find productive and positive employment after he left the education system aged 18. Since then the charity has grown in size, offering more training and volunteering opportunities in a variety of areas and working on multiple projects.
Next Steps Development use almost exclusively up-cycled materials, presenting quirky designs and manufactured by fantastic young people! true Student Living supports the charity wherever we can, and we are by far their largest client - with multiple orders for items such as chairs, library tables, benches, coffee tables and TV units for all of our new student developments.