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About Us

Here at The Furniture People, our ethos is simple…

We are a place where you can shop for new, high quality, great value furniture, but with a difference…
We are more than just a furniture retailer, we are a Charity and Community Interest Company.

Unlike other online/high street furniture retailers our profits don’t go to fat cats and shareholders…
All of our profits circulate back into the community, to the local charities we support or ongoing local projects and good causes.

We offer you great products and service and the money we make helps improve your community.
We opened our first two stores in Shropshire (Telford & Shrewsbury), the work and support provided within Shropshire
by Shropshire Community Project is outlined below.

With the launch of The Furniture People website our aim is to provide more funding and more support to more communities all across the UK
When you shop online with us we record the first part of your postcode and use this information to target the support we provide.
This means that even if you are not from Shropshire you can be sure that wherever you are in the country your purchase will support your community.

We believe your home should reflect your personality and be a haven for you and your family, to relax in after a long day.
So, no matter what you are looking for, we have something to suit every room, every style and every budget.
We are passionate about what we do, and you can shop with confidence knowing that the money you spend will benefit others.

Visit one of our stores today, or shop online now.

 

Shropshire Community Project Overview

Community Support

Provided a targeted coaching program to over 400 local unemployed people who volunteered with us, over 100 of these volunteers are now in permanent full-time employment
and 11 of these volunteers have been taken on by Shropshire Community Project as permanent staff. We are instrumental in reducing the amount of reusable furniture, clothes
and bric-a-brac that are going to landfill waste, so far we have prevented over 200 tonnes of items being sent to landfill. Set up a homeless outreach project in Shrewsbury using
a mobile unit to provide hot food and drinks and also day to day usage items such as warm clothes, sleeping bags, and ruck sacks, hats, gloves, socks, underwear, toothpaste and
tooth brushes one night a week. Following a presentation to the local Community Police outlining the support that Shropshire Community Project can provide them, multiple police
officers have utilised Shropshire Community Project to assist clients in crisis and we have provided £100’s of furniture, clothes and food donations. Provided a consultancy service
to 2 other Social Enterprises assisting them with their set up. Supported TCAT students who came to our Telford store to shoot a video as part of their media studies course.
Supported Lloyds Bank when they came to our Telford store to volunteer for a corporate away day. Provided support to 15 teenagers completing their Duke of Edinburgh training.
In association with Councillor Jon Tandy donated a £1,700 mobility scooter to an elderly person who had been house bound for 18 months.
Provided a sophisticated lifting harness free of charge to a local teenager that enabled him to stand for the first since he was 2yrs old. 

Operational Support

Provided operational support to distribute freezers and food on behalf of Telford Crisis support, to support homeless people through Maninplace (105 residents), Stay (100 residents)
and YMCA (50 residents). Provided operational support through vehicle and man power resource to Citizens Advice Bureau, Maninplace and Taking Part to put on a fund raising
fashion show which raised over £4,000. Provided operational support to Stay to assist them in the annual sleep out to raise money for local homeless support, 3 years running.
Provided a free of charge removal service to support a local Ghurkha in conjunction with SSAFA.
Providing operational support to run the food bank from the Telford store on a weekend, which is outside their normal operating hours.
We fill the gap that the service provider is unable to cover allowing 7 days a week crisis support.  Telford Council have also provided us with emergency gas and electric cards so we
can be a crisis point for referrals outside of Telford Crisis Support hours. Storage facility provided free of charge to the Shropshire Youth Association allowing them to store equipment
for 17 youth clubs and saving them approximately £1,000 per month in storage fees. Orchestrated the refurbishment of the Telford Foodbank Cafe, which has gone on to feed the vulnerable
and lonely in Telford for 18 months in conjunction with the Springfield Church. Ongoing support 2 days a week for the Telford Store to be used as a drop in point for Thrive to provide a
floating support service for Maninplace, Stay, YMCA and Bromford to meet their clients. Hosted a Telford College of Arts & Technology NVQ course in Customer Service for 6 weeks,
providing a temporary training suite for 17 mature students to utilise free of charge, saving them £1,500 per head. Assisted the 2014 & 2015 Christmas Smile project collecting and
distributing over 300 gifts to families and elderly people.

Fundraising Support

Supported with the operation and fundraising for the following Maninplace events raising over £6,500.  Mattress Carry, Spud Supper, Brick buy a Brick, Bleak Midwinter.
Administration of Wheel Chair loans and sales for the Shropshire branch of British Red Cross, saving them administration and logistical costs and raising over £6,000 in support funds.
Providing Telford Crisis Support with ongoing management and consultancy support, including training 2 new staff members.  Also supported the Telford Crisis Support foodbank ball
as a guest speaker which raised over £3,500.

Furniture Donations

Donated over £3,000 in furniture to help furnish rooms for Maninplace homeless support charity in Telford. Donated over £400 of office furniture and prams to support YMCA.
Donated over £400 of office furniture to support Citizens Advice Bureau. Donated £250 of furniture to the 1968 Foundation which supports homeless military veterans.
Donated a wardrobe to Lakeside Garden centre to use in their 2014 Santa’s grotto, through which they raised money to support the local air ambulance. 200 duvets
collected from the Holiday Inn and distributed to The 1968 Foundation, Yellow Ribbon, YMCA, Maninplace, Stay and Telford & Wrekin Council. Donated a dining table to the
African Steel band community centre. Donated cookers and microwaves to Yellow Ribbon, a charity that helps re-engage ex-offenders with the local community.

Financial Support

Donated in excess off £20,000 to Telford Crisis Support directly from Shropshire Community Project through the sale of new and reused furniture.
Raised over £35,000 through the sale of clothes and bric-a-brac which has been split between the following charities, Telford Crisis Support, Maninplace, Stay, YMCA,
British Red Cross, Age UK and Citizens Advice Bureau. Funded the running costs of the Telford Community Car which was used to assist in crisis support by both
Shropshire Community Project and Telford Crisis Support. Match funded £325 with Stay to pay the deposit to secure accommodation for a homeless person. 


The Furniture People website is operated by:
Shropshire Community Project CIC
Cartmel Drive,
Shrewsbury
Shropshire

Registered in England with Charity Number 1162836
Registered in England with Company Number 08691481
VAT Number GB210002013

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