The Furniture Scheme is based in Ludlow and was started in 1994 to address a growing need to find a way to reuse and recycle unwanted household items. The work of the scheme directly places resources into the homes of some of the most excluded members of the community, ensuring that these people can begin to build an independent life and home without increasing debt.
Since its inception, the Furniture Scheme has become a leading Social Enterprise. The core objectives at the heart of the organisation are to relieve poverty and eliminate discrimination through the provision of low cost essential household equipment and to protect the environment through the 3Rs – reduce, recycle and reuse. The Furniture Scheme’s ethos is one of equality, enablement and involvement; particular focus is placed on providing opportunities to the unemployed and socially disadvantaged.
As a Social Enterprise, 100% of funds raised are reinvested back into the organisation.