Furniture Recycling Services
One of the first things you will need to do when moving into an unfurnished or part-furnished property is to get the basic items of furniture and equipment (eg a bed, cooker, chairs, crockery, cutlery etc).
Depending on your financial circumstances, you may be entitled to a Social Fund payment from the Department of Works and Pension (DWP) to pay for the items you need. This payment can either be made through a Community Care Grant, a Budgeting Loan or Crisis Loan. Grants do not have to be paid back, but loans will be deducted from either your benefit or your wages.
You can obtain details and application forms from:
Abergavenny Job Centre, Newbridge House, Tudor Street, Abergavenny - (01873) 303800
Caldicot Job Centre, 66 Newport Road, Caldicot - (01291) 303800
Chepstow Job Centre, Station Road, Chepstow - (01291) 303300
D.W.P., Sovereign House, 1 Kingsway, Newport - 0845 6088569
The following organisations can provide good quality recycled furniture at a low cost to people in need in Monmouthshire.
Raven House Trust
Margaret Smith (Manager), 276-278 Cromwell Road, Newport - (01633) 762999
Free furniture and household items can be provided to people who have been referred to Raven House Trust by an appropriate agency (e.g Social Services and Housing). There is a admin and delivery charge of approximately £35 for the furniture.
Abergavenny’s Furniture Recycling Project, 25 St. Michael’s Road, Abergavenny - (01873) 857618.
They provide furniture and household equipment for re-use at low cost. There is no delivery charge.
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