Nu Life Furniture is a project developed by Cadwyn Housing Association thanks to funding from the Big Lottery.
Our main aim is to provide good quality, refurbished furniture and goods for vulnerable people and low income families in Cardiff.
We also provide volunteering opportunities for members of the local community. Young and vulnerable people are able to improve their skills by getting involved in upcycling and renovating the household furniture that has been donated.
We accept most furniture in good, clean and re-useable condition. Unfortunately we might have to refuse some broken, ripped or torn items if we feel that they are not re-useable even with repair. Soft furnishings must have the appropriate fire safety labels attached and intact. Examples of some of the items we collect are:
If you are unsure whether an item is suitable, give us a call on 029 2034 2695 or take a photograph and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please fill out the booking form below with your contact details and what furniture you have and we will be in touch with you shortly to arrange a suitable collection date
The process of upcycling and recycling will present a range of voluntary opportunities, including practical/physical work, administrative positions and other relevant tasks that may arise in the course of NU Life Furniture’s day to day work.
We have an excellent base of volunteers at NU Life and have developed a real community spirt within the team. We welcome people from all backgrounds and of all skill levels as well as anyone with any trade experience. While volunteering at NU Life you will learn a range of new and interesting skills that will benefit you in the future and advance your work experience while also helping the community and environment all as an integral part of our team
Hi! First off to introduce myself i’m Gareth -The Web Officer & Graphic Designer at Cadwyn – and I have been working closely with the team to create the ‘brand’ logo and website for the exciting venture of Nu Life Furniture. With the branding and logo of NU Life Furniture we wanted to really capture […]
NU Life is a new project developed by Cadwyn Housing Association. We have secured funding from the Big Lottery for 3 years. The primary aim of the project is to provide upcycled/recycled home furnishings and white goods to families in need and on a low income in Cardiff and the surrounding areas. The process […]
After completing 2 weeks with us we are proud to announce the volunteers have completed their course and are on their way towards obtaining a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme Card – a card that entitles them to work on a building site. Good luck in the future!
Some of our volunteers at our warehouse- working together and learning valuable skills for their future.
The young volunteers beginning the 'Get into Construction' programme with us at NU Life Furniture
Cllr Bob Derbyshire (Environmental Department) and Chris O'Meara (Cadwyn Chief Executive) officially open NU Life Furniture's warehouse on the 18th March! Plaque made by one of our volunteers
NU Life furniture represented at the Senedd Business Development Day curated by Jenny Rathbone AM (Assembly Member for Cardiff Central)
made up from items we've had donated and upcycled. Amazing what can be achieved!
We're able to accept donations at the warehouse now, so contact us here if you want to bring something to us. Up until now everything we've got has come from Cadwyn's vacant properties but in the next few weeks we'll have our van and we'll be able to collect from you!
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In September NU Life furniture received funding from The Big Lottery scheme
The Nu Life Furniture project started within Cadwyn when an opportunity arose to help people ....