How and why did we begin?
We’re part of Cadwyn Housing Association, so our background is firmly in social housing and supported accommodation. This project was set up as a response to the amount of people who were being housed without any furniture. We started small by taking donations from the public and moving beds, cookers and fridges between properties in the back of our cars, so that the tenants we were working with could have the best possible start in their new homes.
Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery People and Places Fund and Comic Relief we now have our own showroom and workshop, located on Dumballs Road, Cardiff and are now able to sell to the public. Due to this we have been able to help over 300 people to furnish their homes.
Refurbishment, repair and re-use of Furniture
We take unwanted furniture from the public including fridge freezers, electrics ovens, sofas and more and through our fully equipped workshop and our experienced team of volunteers, we will refurbish it to meet our high standards before selling it for an affordable price.
Our success is owed to the huge contribution made by our volunteer team who provide over 300 hours of their time each and every week. In return we aim to help our volunteers develop new skills and improve their confidence with the objective of supporting them into employment.
We make these voluntary opportunities available to those people who could be considered marginalised, vulnerable or otherwise excluded from work as well as others that may be interested.
By rescuing furniture and home electricals we’ve been able to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills by over ten tonnes.