Thinking outside the filing cabinet

Thinking outside the filing cabinet

 

A bit of enterprise and initiative by our Unit Support Workers has brought £150 into CHCP Foundation’s coffers.

Team leader Rob Conroy realised that City Health Care Partnership CIC would have to pay contractors to take away unwanted and unusable metal filing cabinets, so after checking with the relevant people that the cabinets were ours to dispose of, he and his team loaded them in their van and sold them to a scrap metal merchant.

“It seemed so wasteful, either to chuck them in a skip or to pay for disposal when we could make some money for the charity,” he explained. “There was some furniture as well that was no longer needed, so we arranged to donate it to the Homeless and Rootless project.

“One of the great things about CHCP CIC is the way we’re encouraged to think of creative ways to solve problems and given the green light to try them. And it’s great to know that the money is going to a good cause like the Foundation.”