At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Criminal justice
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Training / employment support
  • Women
  • Young people

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NewStarts is an innovative and dynamic Christian social enterprise project, based in Bromsgrove in North Worcestershire with a satellite site in New Frankley, Birmingham.  We help individuals and families to overcome their challenges and disadvantages and we’re proud to do things differently in order to make a lasting impact. 

  • We give away c60 tonnes of free furniture every year to recently re-housed, homeless people and those facing severe financial disadvantage. 
  • We operate a business model which deliberately has a low ratio of paid staff (9) and a high ratio of volunteers, (50) most of whom are long term unemployed and/or challenged by mental health issues.
  • We sell low-cost and second-hand household goods to the general public, including sanitised and re-installed computer hardware, at an affordable price
  • We operate an independent Foodbank.
  • We provide a safe space for individuals to share their lives with us.

Without NewStarts over 700 families and individuals each year across north Worcestershire and Birmingham would be without furniture and food and a further 130 individuals would not have the opportunity to undertake a volunteering role or work placement t with us


We undertake a wide range of activities to meet our objectives including :

1. Providing free furniture to families and individuals who are moving into new tenancies or who are trying to maintain their tenancy

2. Emergency food parcels

3. Sell affordable household items

4. Recycle and sell affordable laptops and computers

5. Extensive volunteering programme

6. Advocacy for members of the public

7. Craft groups and activities


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