Furniture Help Scheme
Hi, it is with the greatest of pleasure that I am continuing the development work of the CDFHS as its CEO over the summer.
We have exciting news.
In pursuance of our Estate Strategy we have further consolidated and enhanced the effectiveness of the premises that the CDFHS currently inhabit by acquired an additional warehouse building – Unit 22 taking us to near 18,100 sq ft of floorspace.
We also followed the success of our pop up shop in Chester Le Street with a general facelift in the public areas of CDFHS. This shop exercise had proved that presenting a more welcoming image and stocking of new products such as beds and some electricals increases the benefit to our customers by an enhanced buying experience but still on an affordable basis and to that end we have a small but growing range of new beds (single and double of British manufacture) in place at our Chilton base.
In terms of our People Resources we have completed the first round of training of our frontline staff in working as a collection point for NE First Credit Union and look to continuing this excellent partnership and offering further ways to acquire affordable goods from us whilst saving for future intentions.
We want to provide the best possible image to our customers and valuable partners and supporters that we have across the County, The Trustees of the CDFHS it will be noticed have changed and Chris Palmer is taking a well-deserved retirement and leaving us to get on with developing his vision. We will advise details of our strengthened and pro-active board as this develops over the summer.
CDFHS is also providing amongst its services a full bespoke house clean of vacated properties, along with minor works such as lock fitting, and general joinery, low level plumbing and simple electrical works
We only close on Sunday and holidays so please come down to the warehouse!
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm
10:30am - 3:00pm
We operate as a cash based charity, which means that when you want to donate or select something from our stock, we are only able to accept cash.
Below are a selection of our documents ready for download. These include such things as our application form and advertising materials.
CDFHS Training Leaflet
Bike Scheme Leaflet