Epping Forest ReUse

Epping Forest ReUse

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Criminal justice
  • Environment
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Training / employment support

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Epping Forest ReUse provides donated furniture and household goods to people in need. We help people like those who've suffered domestic violence, have been in a refuge and are given a flat but have nothing to put in it. We help people to be discharged from hospital by providing suitable beds and bedding. The service is valued by clients and referrers and we receive wonderful Thank You letters. Many goods are provided free and others are sold at affordable prices and at a discount to those on income related benefits. Although Epping Forest is seen as an affluent area many people find it difficult to manage financially and would not be able to obtain furniture and household appliances without Epping Forest ReUse.


In addition to the activities above, Epping Forest ReUse seeks to protect and preserve the environment which we do by encouraging re-use and diverting goods from landfill. In the last year we diverted 204 tonnes (equivalent to 4212 two-seater settees) from landfill.  We are currently working in partnership with Essex County Council and Epping Forest District Council in a campaign to increase re-use.

We also provide training and work experience opportunities for people who may be marginalised by mental health difficulties, long term unemployment or other reasons.

We have volunteers who are retired and want to use their skills to benefit our community and help people in need.

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