Shrewsbury Furniture Scheme

Shrewsbury Furniture Scheme

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We are Shrewsbury Furniture Scheme (SFS), which is a registered charity (No.1047760), & we trade as Home Essentials & serve the Shrewsbury and surrounding area.

SFS exists to help families and individuals on low incomes to access furniture, floor coverings, soft furnishings, electrical appliances, and other home essentials. To take advantage of this service individuals need to be referred to SFS in order to become members. Self referral is available by coming along to the warehouse along with proof of benefits.

We are the only charity in Shropshire to offer this valuable local service.  Our rates are deliberately affordable and set so that we can cover our costs of operations.  This is not a for profit making charity.


We accept donations of new and used household items in good clean condition and full working order.  We then offer these for sale to the local community at affordable prices.  We are able to offer free delivery of these goods within the Shrewsbury area and at reasonable rates for the surrounding areas, from our warehouse on Monkmoor Road.  Customers need to qualify to shop with us by providing proof of entitlement.  However, we also have a charity shop in Castleforegate which is open to the public. 

We stock the shop with items we have donated which are usually too large or otherwise unsuitable for our customer base at the warehouse.  There is a delivery charge to all customers for items purchased at the shop.

We also work closely with Shropshire Council, the food bank, The Shrewbsury Ark and local grant making organisations to provide goods for the most vulnerable in our society.

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