Quaker Social Action

Quaker Social Action

At a glance


  • Environment
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Local / community
  • Poverty relief

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We directly support over 3000 people facing poverty each year through a range of projects and reach even more through our online resources and our training courses for professionals.

In 2017/18 we provided:

  • Over 1,925 people access to affordable furniture
  • 12 young carers with supported affordable housing  
  • Over £1600 saved on average against initial funeral quotes
  • Workshops for over 480 people to make their money go further  
  • Training for 189 professionals to deliver holistic financial capability workshops


Homestore has been providing local people living on a low income a choice of essential, good quality reused furniture since 1989.

Enabling people to buy furniture without going into debt.

Since starting we estimate that Homestore has helped over 30,000 people save over £4 million pounds. Over time our aims have remained the same but our methods of understanding our impact have developed. Every year we listen to people's experiences and wherever appropriate make changes to our service to make it work better than ever.

Homestore's impact at a glance

During 2017-18:

  • 1,926 customers were able to access a choice of essential, good quality furniture and new white goods at Homestore.
  • 100% of customers surveyed would recommend Homestore to their friends and family.
  • 31% of Homestore customers are in work.
  • 120 organisations referred 1,068 people to Homestore including Shelter, SAAFA and Age UK.
  • Customers saved £196,151 in total  

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