In need of furniture?


Stafford Furniture Exchange provides low cost furniture and household items to people in Stafford & District on low incomes or who are in receipt of income based benefits.

If you are in desperate need of furniture and can’t afford to buy it due to being on benefits or are in receipt of tax or pension credits, give us a ring and we’ll do our best to help you.

Please note that this applies to our warehouse stock only. All items in our shop can be purchased whether you are on benefits or not…anyone can buy from our shop.

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Want to donate your unwanted furniture?


If you have furniture and household items that are in good condition, which you would like to donate, then phone us and we will do our best to arrange collection.
All upholstered furniture must have a correct fire safety label and be in no need of repair or extensive cleaning.
We do not charge for collecting items but do ask for a voluntary donation to enable the charity to keep running the service.
Any donations received are greatly appreciated.

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The retail shop in Stafford
Our retail premises in Mill Street Stafford has a good selection of furniture on display. This is now the place where clients can use our computer system to view the items that we hold in the warehouse. It is open 6 days a week. The shop is now also the adminstration office for the SFE. It is our only presence in the town now that we no longer use The Hub office complex.
Over 100 Authorised Referral Agencies
Working via a network of over 100 Authorised Referral Agencies, the project deals with referrals on a daily basis (averaging 40 individuals and families a month) from every sector of the community. Each referral’s needs can be due to one of a diverse number of issues, including homelessness, young single mothers, women seeking refuge, those needing resettlement following long-term care, hospital or prison; elderly people on low incomes or in crisis.
Most furniture needs can be accommodated
From the Citizens Advice Bureau, the Borough Council and Social Services, to individual agencies that specialise in particular needs, such as the Mental Health Team, Age Concern, Women’s Aid, and the Probation Service, most furniture needs can be accommodated. For example, when palliative care patients require beds and upright chairs of a certain height, enabling them to be discharged from hospital without delay. Helping disadvantaged people in local community with their basic needs the service provides a vital resource that allows them to improve their quality of life.
Work experience and training for the volunteers
In addition to the primary object of alleviating hardship, the project is also concerned with the provision of work experience and training for the volunteers including work placements for trainees from a local training agency.
The project is staffed by full-time business co-coordinator Nick Malyon, warehouse co-coordinator Glyn Spencer and retail assistant Sue Clapham. We have a supportive Management Committee that comprises a wide area of expertise from both the private and voluntary sectors.
Re-using unwanted furniture
The project also, as a by-product, has an environmental impact by re-using unwanted furniture that would otherwise be destined for landfill or incineration, thereby reducing your carbon footprint.